British Columbia

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.

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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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2015 TMAC Photo Award for Emily Carr’s BC

2015 TMAC Awards - Best People Photo - Nuu-chah-nulth Dancer 1Super happy that this photo of Nuu-chah-nulth dancer, Timmy Masso, from the Pacific Rim chapter of Emily Carr’s BC (Book One): Vancouver Island, was awarded Gold for Best People Photo of 2015 by TMAC, the Travel Media Association of Canada. Timmy, who is wearing a kingfisher mask carved by his brother (artist-to-watch Hjalmer Westob), performed a segment of a dance that tells the background story of his family. Thanks to Emily Carr leading me on the most fascinating journey’s around British Columbia, I met the brothers at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It is a tremendous honour to be recognized with my ninth TMAC award.

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Robert Amos Review: Victoria Times Colonist

Robert Amos  A trip in Emily Carr’s footstepsWonderful review of Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island in the March 13 issue of the Victoria Times Colonist by noted artist and columnist Robert Amos.

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