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To and From Whistler

The Whistler Book Award was my reason to travel to BC and it was a mountain-top experience. We dodged the bad weather and drove directly to Whistler and enjoyed one sunny day there to explore before the weather closed in. … Continue reading

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Life and Research Revisited

“Time flies more quickly the older I get,” my mother warned.  And so it seems to me.  When I notice the date of my last blog I am shocked. How could it be? Our very cold winter has faded into … Continue reading

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Points West: Time Travel

Bus Tour: Points West Oct 3, 2017 After some nasty days, sunshine broke through the clouds and blessed us as we traveled west through a golden prairie landscape. Forty-seven enthusiastic seniors in a comfortable bus headed for Carberry where 10 … Continue reading

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Glenbow Museum

Glenbow Museum Library Good News to share! Folllwing the Whistler Writers’ Festival last fall, I stopped in Edmonton and left a copy of my book with friends. The University and Public Library already had copies so I suggested he ask … Continue reading

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Sabbatical

Since last I wrote, my life as an author has slipped into the background. It’s been a sabbatical after ten years of relentless research to keep a promise I made to my father before he died—”I’ll find out more about … Continue reading

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Finalist at Whistler Writers’ Festival

Book Awards in the past were simply news, I read the lists, felt pleased for the shortlisted authors and more pleased for the winners. Now that I’ve had the honour to be a participant in the process, I’m sharing my … Continue reading

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Whistler Writers Festival

My next blog will say more about the experience of being a finalist for The Whistler Independent Book Award. But first an introduction. It is not every Manitoban in their eighties who manages to drive almost 6000 kilometers to enjoy … Continue reading

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Readers’ unique responses

Launching a book is a transcendent experience. I quote Mark Winston’s words from his book: Lessons From the Bees that describe my experience. ‘It is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying, much like I imagine bungee jumping or shy diving. It takes … Continue reading

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Finalists announced: ‘For Elise’ is one of three

Whistler Independent Book Awards NON-FICTION FINALISTS Campbell, Miji – Separation Anxiety: A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story Veldhuis, Oriole A. Vane – For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead Ziegler, Maggie – The Road to Keringet I would have been content with … Continue reading

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‘For Elise’ is nominated for award

July 4, 2016 Wow day! Big surprise. The longlist of titles nominated for the inaugural Whistler Independent Book Awards included my book, For Elise; Unveiling the forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead. It’s another milestone! Last March when I discovered … Continue reading

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