The Berton House writers’ retreat run by the Writers’ Trust sometimes has gaps in between the three-month writer retreats. When this happens, the trust asks Yukon writers to fill in. Lucky me, I get to spend two-and-a-half weeks at Berton House late-September and into October 2019.
The manuscript for my novel Giantess was longlisted for the 2019 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction. It’s exciting to be included on the list. Update: Giantess didn’t make the shortlist, but check out who did: https://www.guernicaeditions.com/
The accolades continue: Beyond Mile Zero wins a gold Foreword Indies travel writing award https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/books/beyond-mile-zero/
Mark and I are thrilled. Thanks to all the people who shared their stories which made Beyond Mile Zero a reality.
Turns out Beyond Mile Zero is a finalist in the 2017 Foreward Indies, non-fiction travel book category. Find out how the book does on June 15, 2018, when the winners will be announced.
Pleased as punch to announce that Beyond Mile Zero, the Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community (Lost Moose / Harbour Publishing) won a 2018 silver IPPY Award in the Travel Essay category.
An IPPY is ‘The world’s leading book award recognizing quality, independently published books.’
There’s a medal, an award ceremony in New York, you know the unusually fun stuff.
Honoured to be included in this fine list of winners.
Mark and I are honoured to be selected as the recipients of the Yukon Historical Museums Associations’ Innovation, Education and Community Engagement Award for 2017. I accepted the award for us at the Yukon Heritage Awards Ceremony on Monday, February 19, 2018, at the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse. Unfortunately, Mark was travelling and unable to join me at the ceremony. It was a wonderful evening that recognized the work of some exceptional Yukoners dedicated to preserving culture and heritage.
It was fun to write about my writing day for writer, publisher and critic Rob McLellan’s new blog series “My Writing Day”. Have a read here. There’s a special-guest appearance from this guy (aka dog muse).
To watch the short doc about Beyond Mile Zero featured in the Maclean’s-Duracell #Explorer150 video series, follow this link.
Thanks to the Access Copyright Foundation Marian Hebb Research Grant, I was able to travel to Nevada, USA, to meet in person with Helen Foster. I interviewed her over a few days. During this time, she shared her personal archive which included a plethora of photographs (which I scanned) from her childhood all the way to her time working in Alaska.