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Jen Storm recommends The Evolution of Alice by David Robertson

“David Robertson’s novel The Evolution of Alice is a novel written from multiple viewpoints after a tragic event takes place on a reserve for a single mother family. David’s writing is important to me because he is taking experiences many Indigenous people are living through today and giving them their voice in a time when we are […]

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Will I See? – an afterword

So, in writing “Will I See?” I went on an incredible journey with some amazing people. This book was the most collaborative book I’ve ever done, and it involved, not surprisingly, the most moving pieces. I’m also really excited that the book isn’t the end of the journey; Will I See? will also be seen […]

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When We Were Alone Reviews

Really excited about the reviews that are starting to come in for When We Were Alone. Don’t usually put reviews in a blog post, but since I’ve been lazy about blogging, surprise surprise, this will allow me to fill the old blog void for a period of time. Check the reviews out after the jump!

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Summer Break…Not.

So, summer’s over now. There wasn’t much of a break, aside from a nice vacation at Clear Lake with my family, a place we’ve gone since my first daughter was a baby (and a place where I’ve gone since I was a baby, and my mom’s gone since she was a baby). No, much of […]

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Puppy Love

I just did a bit of a video blog about the off-shoot from when I wanted to be a writer, to when I knew I could be a writer (two different things). I know, I’m blogging like crazy now. Video. Writing. It might be overkill. But I wanted to talk about poetry for a moment, […]

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When it Feels Like Work…

I don’t do a lot of writing tips stuff. But, here we go. As much as we love to write, and in this instance by “we” I mean “I” (but this goes for any writer), sometimes writing feels like work. I think this is true of any passion that we have. It’s because if we’re […]

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High Plains Book Award Nomination

I was really excited to find out that I’d been nominated for a book award via phone call a little while ago. Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story (illustrated by Scott B. Henderson) has been nominated for Best Creative Non-Fiction Book all the way from Billings, Montana! Check out the list right here. More about this […]

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“So this is what it feels like…”

I know. I said I was going to blog more often, and then what happens? Here’s what I’m going to do: I’m setting my calendar to remind me about the blog every week. Too ambitious? Maybe, but some days I may simply post a picture or two, or just write a little mini-blog. My pledge […]

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Deconstructing Alice

Really excited about this: on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at my favourite bookstore, McNally Robinson, I’ll be in conversation with the amazing writer & editor Warren Cariou, and one of my favourite journalists, Joanne Kelly, talking about The Evolution of Alice, my first novel, and how it all came to be.

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Here comes 2016, there goes 2015.

New Year’s Resolution: write more blog posts. I say that a lot. So, I think it’s reasonable to endeavour to write one per month. That’s what I’m going to shoot for. The whole resolution thing is funny to me, although I do take part in it, so I don’t have enough of an issue with […]

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