Best Guesses

New Heads for New People is a terrific podcast series on science and culture, hosted and produced by Jackie Sojico and Malcolm Rosenthal. In this episode, Best Guesses, they explore Mary Anning’s part in the early discovery of a primeval world. Three writers talk about their fascination with her: Tracy Chevalier, Jane Davidson, and myself. Funny how we seem to finish each others’ sentences!

Reading Curiosity in Dorset


A shout-out to the wonderful readers in the A-Z Book Club, pictured here outside the museum in Lyme Regis. This Calgary book club took off to England to explore the settings of the novels they read this winter, all of which were set in Dorset and Devon. I’d love to have been perched on a stool in the Dorset pub the night they discussed Curiosity. Thanks for the picture and the vicarious rush I got from imagining you there: Jan Herman, Lisa Vettese, Cathy Miller, Bernie Laatsch, JoAnn Telfer, Cidnee Wind, Susan Duckett, Kathy Bootle, Peggy Churchward, Katie Lake and Jane Galway.


Speaking Volumes


May 14, 2016 Prairie Fire’s annual fundraiser at Fort Gibraltar in Winnipeg is always a fun event, and I’m very pleased to have been invited to be a guest this year, along with David Alexander Robertson. I’m going to take the plunge and talk about my new novel. Tickets available through Prairie Fire.