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.
Each year, visitors from all parts of the globe find their way to a sequestered Benedictine monastery in the hills of Mission, BC, and view the art and sculptures that beautify the abbey and its walls. But the man responsible for this work rarely ventures outside the monastery, never mind the province.
Acknowledged by some as one of the major British Columbian artists of his generation, Dunstan Massey dedicated his life to God at age 18. Daphne Sleigh introduces both the artist and his art in this fascinating and lavishly illustrated new biography.
Ian Parsons was born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Formally trained as a musician, he joined the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regimental Band in Calgary, Alberta, and in 1961 he enlisted with the RCMP. During his 33 years with the force, he served in many capacities, including as an academic instructor, researcher and management trainer. As an inspector, he coordinated complex policing entities. He has worked in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland, Manitoba and BC. Ian has a BA from Carleton University, majoring in psychology and law, and holds certificates in general and advanced police studies from the Canadian Police College. He lives in Courtenay, BC.