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Last fall, Parkland Regional Library put out a call for stories in a writing contest, offering an iPad to the grand winner and five Kobo eReaders as other prizes. Contestants in central Alberta were invited to write a story about how their local library ha…

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I’m thrilled to announce that The Shore Girl has won the 2013 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. I’m so deeply grateful to the Edmonton Public Library for bringing Alberta authors and readers together with this fabulous contest. Readers were allowed to choose …

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May is Short Story Month. Come help us celebrate at the Calgary launch of our new anthology,Everything is So Political. "While the individual stories vary widely in tone and theme, they share the hallmark of a great read: strong, captivating and imaginati…

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Voting has now opened for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards. This contest is such a fun and generous way to spotlight Alberta authors, to connect readers to readers, and to involve libraries throughout Alberta. The Shore Girl is in the running beside four…

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It’s fun to be part of the Bookies this year. The Shore Girl is a finalist in the “Canadian Book You Would Most Recommend to Someone Who Doesn’t Have Much Time to Read” category. You have until Sunday, April 14 to cast your vote for books that made you sno…

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After the glorious hullabaloo of The Shore Girl book launch and road trip, my world has gone back to its new normal. It’s been six months to the day since The Shore Girl made its debut. That’s a whole lot of firsts for me. First book signings, first review…

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