Emily Carr’s BC

Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island – NATJA Awards Finalist

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Awards, Books, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Carr, Travel, Vancouver Island | 0 comments

2015 NATJA TransMore 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.

Emily Carr Symposium: Victoria, Feb 18-21

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Books, British Columbia, Canada, Emily Carr, Vancouver Island | 0 comments

EC Symposium VictoriaVery 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!

Emily Carr Sketched “Uncle Tom”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Books, British Columbia, Emily Carr, Travel | 0 comments

Scanning the internet before a trip to the BC Sunshine Coast to tidy up a few details before I get down to finishing Emily Carr’s BC: The Mainland & Haida Gwaii,  I came upon Emily’s entry and sketch in the Burnett Family Summer Home guest book (held by the VAG). I wrote to ask if they had any more information since it relates to my trying to track down her time at Sechelt and Buccaneer Bay in 1908.

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

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog, British Columbia, Emily Carr, Travel, Vancouver Island | 0 comments

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.”