Kelly Thompson has been named the 2013 winner of the Barbara Novak Writing Award for Excellence in Personal Essay or Humour Writing. Kelly won the award for her essay, “We Are a (Military) Family,” which appeared in our book Embedded on the Home Front: Where Civilian and Military Lives Converge. The award is given each year by the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
After several flights and a good deal of driving all over Ontario, Heritage House author Caroll Simpson is on the last leg of the Canadian Childrens Centre book tour. For the past two weeks, Caroll has been visiting schools and libraries telling stories and inspiring hundreds of children to explore the world around them.
Congratulations to Heritage House author Mark Leiren-Young for the world-premiere of the stage adaptation of his bestselling memoir, Never Shoot a Stampede Queen. The play will tour through BC this summer, starting in Kamloops. Check your local arts listings!
Congratulations to Barb Howard and Joan Dixon for winning a 2013 CBC Bookie Award. Embedded on the Home Front was awarded "The Box of Tissues Award for the Canadian Book That Made You Sob Uncontrollably".
Christopher Garrish, author of Tales from the Back Bumper, was recently interviewed in the Kelown Daily Courier about his life long passion for licence plates and how they tell the story of British Columbia.
“Every river is an artery of the Earth, a Ganges vein of the imagination. Those who choose to devote their lives to one river, wherever it flows and on whatever continent, are the avatars of the wild, the very people we should all listen to . . . This book has been written by such a devotee. Listen to what she says.”
-Wade Davis, author of Into the Silence and The Sacred Headwaters.