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Since last I wrote, my life as an author has slipped into the background. It’s been a sabbatical after ten years of relentless research to keep a promise I made to my father before he died—”I’ll find out more about … Continue reading

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Finalist at Whistler Writers’ Festival

Book Awards in the past were simply news, I read the lists, felt pleased for the shortlisted authors and more pleased for the winners. Now that I’ve had the honour to be a participant in the process, I’m sharing my … Continue reading

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Whistler Writers Festival

My next blog will say more about the experience of being a finalist for The Whistler Independent Book Award. But first an introduction. It is not every Manitoban in their eighties who manages to drive almost 6000 kilometers to enjoy … Continue reading

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Readers’ unique responses

Launching a book is a transcendent experience. I quote Mark Winston’s words from his book: Lessons From the Bees that describe my experience. ‘It is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying, much like I imagine bungee jumping or shy diving. It takes … Continue reading

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Finalists announced: ‘For Elise’ is one of three

Whistler Independent Book Awards NON-FICTION FINALISTS Campbell, Miji – Separation Anxiety: A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story Veldhuis, Oriole A. Vane – For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead Ziegler, Maggie – The Road to Keringet I would have been content with … Continue reading

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‘For Elise’ is nominated for award

July 4, 2016 Wow day! Big surprise. The longlist of titles nominated for the inaugural Whistler Independent Book Awards included my book, For Elise; Unveiling the forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead. It’s another milestone! Last March when I discovered … Continue reading

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