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Red Deer, Alberta is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene that truly comes alive on First Fridays. On the first Friday of each month, the downtown core sparkles with an array of performance venues, readings, poetry slams, art exhibits, gallery tours, b…

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I just wrapped up my sneak peak reading of Everything is So Political, a collection of short fiction that will hit bookstores this May. I’ve been bedazzled by these courageous and powerful stories by writers across Canada, each focusing on political fictio…

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Last week I attended my two first book clubs with The Shore Girl. What a privilege to meet with such lovely, insightful women and book lovers.    Both groups had been meeting regularly for years, their club etiquette now a fine art. All came ready to dig …

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So proud to find that The Shore Girl has made it onto Drew Myron's list of 5 Great Novels of 2012. And what a list! I'm so honoured to be grouped with these show-stopping authors. Stop by Drew's blog for recommendations of books that will grab you and won'…

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With so many great titles out there, I’m honoured that book clubs are adding The Shore Girl to their reading lists this year. And I’m thrilled to be invited to join in on these discussions. It’s a whole new experience to have my book sitting at the centre …

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49th Shelf is one of my favourite stops for discovering, discussing, and indulging in Canadian books. I was delighted to recently contribute a 49th Shelf blog post about what I’ve learned from teaching life-writing classes. Read the post here: http://49t…

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