More exciting news for Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island – named a Finalist in the 2015 North American Travel Journalist (NATJA) Awards for Best Travel Book or Guide. Other finalists include Moon Guidebooks: Havana, and National Geographic Traveler: Panama. I’m thrilled to see a Canadian destination being honoured and delighted at the company Little White Publishing is keeping.
Very excited that Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island is being featured at Emily Carr House after the Ross Bay neighbourhood walk and Carr House tour – all part of the Emily Carr Symposium, Feb 18-21 in Victoria. I’ll be there to sign books, answer questions and chat. Wow – a whole gaggle of Emily geeks – should be amazing!
Great review of Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island by well-known Okanagan writer, editor and educator, Dona Sturmanis.
I was delighted to share some of my Emily Carr experiences with the listeners of CBC Radio On the Island. I taped the interview from the Kelowna studio yesterday and it aired this morning.
Jan 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.”