Tag Archives: Historical

Where Fact and Fiction Overlap

Review of The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey (1860-1862), mentions an overlap with The Chief Factor’s Daughter, in the character of Lieutenant R.C. Mayne. http://canlit.ca/reviews/evangelizing_and_exploring Captain Richards’ journal offers additional historical insights through supplemented journal excerpts from another junior officer, John Gowlland.

The Chief Factor’s Daughter a course text at SFU

Very happy to have The Chief Factor’s Daughter chosen again as a course text for Simon Fraser University’s History 436:  British Columbia. It is recommended for the students’ book review.  I will be speaking to the class in Spring 2014. https://www.vancouver.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/history/Course%20Outlines/2014/Spring2014/H%20436.pdf

Guest blog: Margaret Work’s politician granddaughter

While researching and writing a guest blog about Margaret Work’s granddaughter, a U.S. Congresswoman, I was thrilled to learn that this distinguished politician and early feminist credited Margaret with inspiring her career!  It seems my novel’s heroine became an outspoken suffragist later in life. Dancing With the Octopus is a multi-media project that builds awareness […]

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 […]

Review quote on the cover of Rupert’s Land

I was honoured to have the opportunity to write a review comment for the back cover of Rupert’s Land, the new novel by award-winning author Meredith Quartermain. https://newestpress.com/books/ruperts-land

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. http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum

Book Club Meeting at Point Ellice House, April 25th

Meeting with the Saanich Newcomers’ Club at this National Heritage Site, to discuss the eventful early history of Point Ellice House and its connections to the Work family portrayed in The Chief Factor’s Daughter.  This is an ongoing opportunity for Book Clubs; scheduling is flexible.  For further details, please use the Contact Form above or […]

Book Club meeting at Point Ellice House, January 16th

Meeting with the Victoria Women’s Newcomers group, to discuss the early history of the House and its connections to The Chief Factor’s Daughter.  From the Activities Report of the VWNC’s February newsletter: On January 16th several VWNC members took part in a very interesting tour of Point Ellice House followed by tea with Vanessa Winn, […]

The Chief Factor’s Daughter added to the HBC Heritage bibliography

Listing on the Hudson’s Bay Company heritage website, Learning Centre bibliography.  Review coming soon! http://www.hbcheritage.ca/hbcheritage/learning/bibliography/

Opportunity for Book Clubs: Meet the author at Point Ellice House

I am delighted to be partnering with Point Ellice House museum, to offer book clubs the opportunity to meet at this national heritage site and discuss its connections to characters in The Chief Factor’s Daughter. Learn about the story behind Point Ellice’s first owners!  Includes a tour of the House, discussion with the author, and refreshments, […]