Publisher Ronsdale Press submitted my Young Adult novel to the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for 2017. Happily, it won Silver in the General YA Fiction category. No big prize money, but nice recognition. And more readers south of the border may find it now, as this is a U.S. based organization.[…]
This Fall I attended the Emerging Authors‘ event at the Victoria Library and shared Heart Like a Wing with other authors and emerging writers. This year I had the privilege of being featured in the Victoria Public Library’s Emerging Local Author’s Collection. Local libraries are a great way to meet and learn about local talent.[…]
I got to see first hand a 1950’s Norseman bush plane like the one flown by Briony and Dag in Heart Like a Wing.
Can you pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a story of only 420 characters? Well, it ain’t easy! That even includes spaces and punctuation. Back in the Dark Ages of social media, Facebook used to limit its users to 420 characters for status updates. A brilliant author named Lou Beach decided that was plenty of space for[…]
I was well into the story of the unfortunate orphan girl—the protagonist of Heart Like a Wing—back in the summer of 2010 when I set out from the west coast in my van to look for the places where she grew up. So far, all my research had been done on the internet and at the B.C.[…]