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Coming out September 3

By |May 30th, 2019|Events|

In the tradition of The Poisonwood Bible comes a novel set in the rainforest of Ecuador about five women left behind when their missionary husbands are killed. Based on shocking real-life events.

Five Wives will be released by HarperCollins Canada […]

Coast to coast to coast

By |September 19th, 2017|Events|

September 2017 – Since the feisty red icebreaker Canada C3 set off from Toronto in June, it has navigated the Northwest Passage and is now plowing through the Bering Sea. In ten days I’ll be boarding it in Prince Rupert for a great adventure, a voyage […]

Little Sister

By |May 6th, 2017|Events|

May 17, 2017 I’ll be hosting an event with Barbara Gowdy at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg. So looking forward to discussing Gowdy’s new novel Little Sister with her. Event details here.

Best Guesses

By |July 21st, 2016|Events|

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, […]

Reading Curiosity in Dorset

By |June 27th, 2016|Events|

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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. […]

Speaking Volumes

By |May 3rd, 2016|Events|

May 14, 2016 Speaking-Volumes-2016Prairie 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 […]

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