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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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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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