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It’s that time again. A slew of writing awards will be dished out over the next few months, showcasing the best of the best in Alberta books this past year. A run-down of some of the major prizes includes the Alberta Literary Awards, the Alberta Book Publi…

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I’d never before been to a writing retreat. That changed this past week when I packed my bag of books and scribblers and headed up to Strawberry Creek Lodge, 80 kilometers southwest of Edmonton. It was to be five days of undivided focus, and my expectation…

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I few years ago my husband and I decided to get a dog. What we were thinking? She’s this overly exuberant labrador retriever with a huge personality, madly in love with everyone she meets. Most days she goes to work with my husband Jim, who’s a safety code…

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A review of Everything is So Political turned up on Salty Ink today. If you haven’t yet run across the Salty Ink blog, it’s run by award-winning author and bright guy Chad Pelley, who from Newfoundland casts a spotlight on fresh Canadian fiction and poetry…

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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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