Books

A Novel Tale

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Asia, Blog, Books, British Columbia, Taylor Kerrick Mysteries | 0 comments

Ivory Express Cover 72 dpiDuring a 1993 trip to Taiwan, I was shocked by the masses of ivory carvings I saw on display – everything from cheap key fobs to expensive single-tusk carvings. I particularly took notice because I’d been reading about the UN CITES treaty – which had banned the sale of ivory – and understood that every pair of those single-tusk carvings represented the life of an African elephant. I’d found the subject for my first novel, a little mystery/romance targeted to reach an audience that might not otherwise be aware of the potential extinction of these magnificent creatures.  (more…)

Ivory Express – New Release! First time in print

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Asia, Blog, Books, British Columbia, Taylor Kerrick Mysteries | 0 comments

Ivory Express Cover 72 dpiJust released, The Ivory Express is the first novel in my Taylor Kerrick Mystery Series.

A high-profile murder launches reporter Taylor Kerrick into the world of international ivory smugglers. Determined to expose the criminals and raise public awareness about the plight of endangered elephants, she sets out to follow the story across the Pacific. The only obstacle is her editor. If Ben Palasco had any idea about the threatening letters—or her ultimate plan to snare the smugglers—he’d never let her go. But even without all the facts, Ben insists on local backup and arranges for photojournalist Matt Anderson to meet her in Taiwan. Taylor bristles, but agrees—fully intending to ditch the guy— (more…)

Taylor Kerrick Mysteries ~ Preview

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Blog, Books, Events | 0 comments

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Sunday, August 19, 2 pm, Merrickville Legion: I’ll be joining six other Merrickville writers – Bruce Kemp, Lesley Strutt, Victor Suthren, Charles R Merredew, Claire Smith and Michael Whittaker – at another of the events sponsored by the Merrickville and District Historical Society in celebration of the Merrickville 225th Anniversary.

I’ll be taking this opportunity to preview the first paperback edition of my Taylor Kerrick Mystery series. Book 1 – The Ivory Express – will launch November 1.

Klee Wyck: Emily Carr and Indigenous People

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Blog, Books, Emily Carr, Events | 0 comments

KleeWyckCover 1941Good thing the Merrickville and District Historical Society does such a great job of getting the word out. I’m so busy working on the third volume of Emily Carr’s BC that I haven’t posted a word about this presentation. As requested by the organizers, I’ll be focusing on Emily’s relationship with Indigenous people as illustrated in her first book, Klee Wyck, and I’ll also be talking a bit about the settler experience she recorded in her second book, The Book of Small. Part of the Merrickville 225 celebrations. June 17, Merrickville Legion, 2 pm. (more…)

Emily Carr: Evolution

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Blog, Books, Emily Carr, Events | 0 comments

Emily Carr EvolutionTruly delighted by the interest in Emily Carr here in my new home village. I’ve been asked to talk about Carr’s art and not being any sort of art expert, I’ve decided to discuss the evolution of her work based on the influence of events in her life.

Merrickville Public Library
Monday, April 23, 7 pm

CICK Smithers – Podcast – 2016-10-21

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Books, Emily Carr, Events | 0 comments

Today I had the privilege of talking about Emily Carr’s BC with the people of Smithers, as the guest of Sheila Peters on her hour-long CICK radio show “In the Shadow of the Mountain.” It brought back such great memories of my travels along Highway 16. Click here for the podcast.

BC BookWorld callout for Emily Carr’s BC

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Books, Emily Carr | 0 comments

2016-autumn-bc-booklookSo much appreciate this mention for Emily Carr’s BC in the most respected book related journal in the province (and a lot farther afield). Really, check out BC BookWorld for excellent articles and all the scoop on new releases.