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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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We decided to launch The Shore Girl with a road trip throughout central Alberta. Rebee Shore, my novel’s main character, spent much of her childhood ricocheting from one Alberta town to the next. It seemed only right that I should too. So with a trunk-load…

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I’m thrilled to soon celebrate the launch of The Shore Girl with friends new and old. The Shore Girlhits bookstores in September and is available through NeWest Press, Chapters, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. We’ve lined up some events in Alberta to help…

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Some of my characters stick to me like flies to flypaper. Gracie, who shows up in my story called “Laundry Day,” is one of the stickier ones. We find Gracie in a ratty Laundromat on Christmas Eve trying to get the dog hair out of the bed sheets before her …

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