Tag Archives: Historical

Trappings read for Public History

For the new year, I’m delighted to have Trappings included as a course text for a graduate seminar in Public History, at the University of Victoria. I spoke to a Public History seminar several years ago about my first historical novel and thoroughly enjoyed meeting engaged historians. This time it will be a remote meeting, […]

Isla Spotlight

My historical books are featured on the Isla Spotlight, a platform to highlight creators on Vancouver Island. Looking to buy local in this strangest of years? Isla shines its light on a wide range of artists and small businesses. https://www.islaspotlight.ca/artists/vanessa-winn-2/

Interview with Bonnie Way

Delighted to be interviewed by Bonnie Way, a Vancouver blogger, writer, and mom. I also learned a little more about her. We share an interest in fur trader and explorer David Thompson, who is connected to the history of Mrs. Josette (Lagacé) Work, one of the formidable matriarchs in Trappings. And Bleak House and Middlemarch, […]

Blog review of Trappings

Vancouver blogger and mom, Bonnie Way, reviews Trappings. Around a sturdy structure of historical facts, she wove a beautiful tapestry of emotions and motives, making Kate come alive for modern readers… Whether you’re a lover of historical fiction or curious to know more about British Columbia, I recommend both The Chief Factor’s Daughter and Trappings. Her […]

Point Ellice House blog

Point Ellice House: an inspiration for Trappings. Despite the serenity of this beautiful Victorian home, life for its first owners was far from peaceful. To learn more about their story, have a look at this guest blog. Even better, visit this National Heritage Site, a tucked-away gem of the 19th century, and imagine their lives […]

BC BookLook

Trappings listed in BC BookLook’s Who’s Who: https://bcbooklook.com/2020/07/22/w-is-for-vanessa-winn/

Reading at Point Ellice

As part of a virtual launch, I had a joint reading with author Edeana Malcolm at Point Ellice House. My reading from Trappings took place in the parlour where the first chapter is set — very evocative of the era. Video by Richard Tsing Hum. Edeana’s reading is linked in the description.

Trappings launch

New novel, Trappings, released

Trappings, a new historical novel, has recently been released in Apple Books. Based on real people and events, it’s a story of first love and second chances, in an era when women only got one chance: the 19th Century. https://books.apple.com/ca/book/trappings/id1512512874

Tango Tea in Port Townsend

In historic Port Townsend, I will be the DJ at this month’s Tango Tea. Golden Age music in a very Victorian town. http://www.tangopt.com/