The Next Chapter

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of a conversation about The Opening Sky with Shelagh Rogers on CBC’s The Next Chapter. This interview will replay on Saturday afternoon, January 10, or is available here as a podcast.

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Books of the year

The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas

It’s been great to see The Opening Sky popping up on best-books-of-2014 lists.

CBC Books — CBC’s round-up of favourites.

Vancouver Sun – “10 Great Novels of 2014″

Winnipeg Free Press — “The Best of the Bunch”

Metronews – Suggestions for adults on your Christmas list.

Writers Trust of Canada – A list of recommended books and prizewinners.

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How I Wrote It

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CBC Books  talks to me about what it was like to write The Opening Sky. “To date, it’s her shortest novel and it took her the longest (four and a half years) to write. Thomas speaks with us about listening to her intuition and the inspirational treasure she found in one of her own short stories.”

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In Dialogue with Marina Endicott

24 November 2014, Marina Endicott and I will be guests of the Manitoba Writers Guild’s In Dialogue reading series. Marina is the author of the wonderful novels Good to a Fault and The Little Shadows, and it will be a treat to have an on-stage conversation with her about the experience of writing both contemporary and historical fiction.  Bailey’s Restaurant, 185 Lombard Ave. 7 PM. Tickets $10 at the door, or through the Manitoba Writers Guild at 204 944-8012.

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