British Columbia

Emily Carr’s BC: Book 3 ~ April 21

Emily Carrs BC-BOOK 3-FINAL.inddIt’s almost here. Pre-order online:

Chapters/Indigo or Amazon or Heritage Group

The final volume of my groundbreaking trilogy, Emily Carr’s B.C., presents the culmination of a journey far beyond anything I ever imagined when I set out to explore the landscapes, historical environment, and First Nations traditions that shaped an icon. Author and artist Emily Carr led a merry chase to some of the best-loved destinations and remotest outposts of the province, revealing her character and motivation every step of the way. Wherever this epic traveller (and her trusty canine companions) ventured, I was determined to follow. Book three traces the Vancouver years; forays to the Cariboo, Shuswap, Thompson, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Canyon and Okanagan Valley; concluding with what we know today as the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Carr’s last great expedition.

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New Taylor Kerrick Mystery ~ April 30

BEAR PAPERBACK front webBear of a Honeymoon Launch ~ April 30

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Chapters/Indigo (Paperback) ~ Chapters/Indigo (eBook)
Amazon (Paperback) ~ Amazon (Kindle)

Investigative reporter Taylor Kerrick is supposed to be off duty. She’s supposed to be enjoying the honeymoon that career pressures keep forcing her and photojournalist Matt Anderson to delay. But when the couple finally arranges a retreat at the mountain lodge owned by Taylor’s friends, a string of troubling incidents and the gruesome discovery of a mangled bear carcass conspire to derail their romantic plans. Taylor smells a story, but she holds her professional drive in check—until Matt’s sudden departure on an emergency assignment. Hurt and angry, Taylor gives free reign to her impetuous streak.

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A Novel Tale

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. 

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Ivory Express – New Release! First time in print

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—

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eBook Now Online

Emily Carrs BC-Northern BC & Haida Gwaii Med Res Emily Carr’s BC – Book Two – Northern BC & Haida Gwaii is now available online for ebook fans.

Chapters/Indigo Kobo ebook

Amazon Kindle ebook

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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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