Mosaic Books: July 30: 12–2

Emily-Carr-web-shot-450x450-new releaseJoin me at the Okanagan’s premier independent bookstore, Mosaic Books, on July 30. Drop by for a chat about Emily Carr’s epic travels throughout British Columbia and why I think she’s such an important role model for us today. Mosaic Books, 411 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna.

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Emily Carr’s BC: Northern BC & Haida Gwaii

Website Media PageDelighted to announce the launch of Book Two in the Emily Carr’s BC trilogy. This time I follow Emily on the path of her great northern expeditions of 1912 and 1928, both of which followed pivotal developments in her career and which featured so large in her work – then and in later years. Travelling through Northern BC’s Skeena and Naas River country and the islands of Haida Gwaii, I met amazing and talented people, marvelled at unparalleled scenery and came away wanting to return.

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Emily Carr House Curator’s Pick: Emily Carr’s BC Honoured

2B9A3838Jan Ross, curator of Emily Carr House in Victoria (and all-around Emily guru) has informed me that Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island is not only being carried in the historic site’s gift shop, but is also being honoured as a “curator’s pick.”

In her message, Ms. Ross said, “The book is wonderful… Not only is it a great read but it surpasses being a helpful and well illustrated travel guide into a sojurn of research and insight into Carr herself. I love your use of her own words as a way to engage your reader and illuminate the journey.”

In a later Facebook post she added, “Laurie’s new book Emily Carr’s BC is my Curator’s Choice for our visitors. It is a wonderful read and so insightful and well researched.”

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Okanagan Life Q&A

Okanagan Life June 2015 Q&A CropThanks to Okanagan Life magazine for featuring me and Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island in the June 2015  issue, author Q&A. Read on for the full interview.









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CBC Radio West Interview

IMG_0092-1Last Friday I had the pleasure of talking with Josh Pagé (sitting in for Rebecca Zandbergen) on CBC Radio West about Emily Carr’s BC. This is me with Josh in the studio, trying to quell my nerves. If you’ve got 7 min/12 sec and you’re so inclined, you can here the whole interview.

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Emily Carr’s BC – Full Launch

I’m delighted to announce that Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island is now making its way into bookstores and is available online in both print and ebook format at and Please support your local bookstore wherever possible.

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