Coming out September 3

Posted on May 30, 2019

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 September 3, 2019. Read more

Coast to coast to coast

Posted on September 19, 2017

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 to Haida Gwaii and then down the west coast inside passage to Bella Bella. Each leg of Canada C3 visits and learns from the communities en route, holds concerts, Read more

Little Sister

Posted on May 6, 2017

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. Read more

Great Families in CanLit

Posted on October 1, 2016

Very pleased to see The Opening Sky on this wonderful list– check in out here: Read more

Best Guesses

Posted on July 21, 2016

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! Read more

Reading Curiosity in Dorset

Posted on June 27, 2016

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 Read more

Speaking Volumes

Posted on May 3, 2016

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. Read more

Miriam Toews in Winnipeg. . .

Posted on November 2, 2015

Wednesday November 4, 2015 – Really looking forward to an on-stage conversation with Miriam Toews at the Millennium Library, Winnipeg. 7 PM. Free admission, but seating is limited. Read more