Books

Swimming and climate change meet again

The Big Swim: Book titles, covers and more big swimming

The summer’s poetry lay in deciding on a cover and title for my climate book The Big Swim while planning a new “big swim” to raise money for a climate adaptation project.
Endurance sports: Swimming, writing and getting published

Negotiating a book contract: free books and a pony

These articles on getting published are intended to encourage you with YOUR book by taking you through my ups and downs as a first time author.
The Big Swim will be published in February, 2015

Publisher accepts climate book The Big Swim: Sometimes dreams really do come true

Sometimes dreams really do come true, like having New Society Publishers accept my climate book for publication. And then what?
"The Big Swim" will be published in February, 2015.

Getting my book on climate change published: Nerves in patterns on a screen

The emotional landscape of trying to get published surprised me: why was I more anxious about a publisher accepting my manuscript than about it being rejected?
Books beget books beget books

I got a book contract! And I bet you can, too.

A lot of friendship and mentoring went into "The Big Swim," which will be published by New Society Publishers in February, 2015.
Winners of the 2014 BC Book Prizes

Two local authors snag double wins at BC Book Prizes gala

Literary surprises at the annual BC Book Prizes Gala, which awards eight prizes for literary excellence in the province.
Chief Bev Sellars accepting the 2014 George Ryga Award

Residential school memoir receives book award for social awareness

Chief Bev Sellars won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness for her book, "They Called Me Number One".

BC Book Prizes announce 30th annual shortlist

The 2014 BC Book Prizes shortlist includes several new authors as well as literary veterans in seven categories, celebrating BC writers and publishers.
Novelist Catherine Bush

Vancouver Writers Fest's Spring reading series in full swing

The Incite reading series is an exploration of books and ideas featuring national and international authors.

Oh, My Darling: Shaena Lambert's short story collection up for CBC Bookie Award

Vancouver author Shaena Lambert is on a roll.