Writing under the name T.W. Paterson, Thomas William Paterson produced more than ten volumes of popular history after a spate of self-produced titles in the early 1970s. Most of his later books were produced in association with Garnet Basque's Stagecoach Publishing or Sunfire Publications in Langley.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Canadian Battles and Massacres


Treasure, British Columbia: True Tales of Treasure Lost and Found in B.C. (Victoria: T.W., Paterson, 1971)
Shipwreck! Piracy and Terror in the Northwest (Victoria: Solitaire Publications, 1972).
Disaster--Tales of Heroism and Hardship in the Face of Catastrophe (Victoria: Solitaire Publications, 1973)
Ghost Town Trails of Vancouver Island. Stagecoach Pub., 1975.
British Columbia: The Pioneer Years. Stagecoach Publishing, 1977.
Outlaws of Western Canada. Stagecoach Publishing, 1977
Encyclopedia of Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of British Columbia. Stagecoach Pub., 1979.
Vancouver Island. Mr. Paperback, 1983.
The Okanagan-Similkameen. B.C. Ghost Town Series. Sunfire Publications, 1983.
Lower Mainland. B.C. Ghost Town Series. Sunfire Publications, 1984.
Fraser Canyon, B.C. Ghost Town Series. Sunfire Limited Production, 1985.
Capital Characters: A Celebration of Victorian Eccentrics (Fir Grove Publishing, 1998)
Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Vancouver Island. (Sunfire Publications, 1989). With Garnet Basque.


Pioneer Days of Port Renfrew. By Josephine Godman. Solitaire Publications, 1973.

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