Delighted 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.
Super 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.
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!