Blarney Book Club reads Trappings

I thoroughly enjoyed discussing Trappings with the Blarney Book Club, an Edmonton-Victoria group of dedicated readers. They met in the book store business 25 years ago! It was an honour to have them read my historical novel on their anniversary year. Our engaging talk ranged from my writing and research process, to the many mourning …

The Chief Factor’s Daughter featured in Booksmack

The Chief Factor’s Daughter was a favourite pick at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Booksmack event at the Belfry this spring. Librarians give speed reviews of their favourite books. This looks like a fun event, where librarians also showcase their sense of humour! I’ll get to one in future…

Goward House Book Club

The Chief Factor’s Daughter was October’s read for the book club at Goward House. A former home, this beautiful 1908 heritage site was converted to an activity centre and arts venue. I welcome invitations to attend book club meetings and discuss this historical novel with readers. Gazette newsletter, p. 2.

Guest Speaker at the Hallmark Heritage Society, September 16th

At the AGM of the Hallmark Heritage Society, Monday, September 16th, 7 pm, I will be speaking about  “Uncovering Women’s History in Victoria.”  I will touch  on streets named for the Work family, a surviving cottage on their Hillside estate, and my new research about Point Ellice House.  James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies …

Book signing at Fort Nisqually, Tacoma, August 10th

I’m excited to be returning to Fort Nisqually, to participate in their ‘Brigade Encampment’ — an 1855 re-enactment of the annual journey to bring in the furs from the region!  I will be joining Steve Anderson, author of Angus McDonald of the Great Divide, in a book signing at 2:30 pm, Saturday.