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New Anthology: V6A

I am so proud to be part of this anthology, coming out with my friends at Arsenal Pulp Press, and edited by Elee Krajili Gardiner  and John Asfour.

NorthWords Writers Festival

I am so excited to be a part of this Arctic event!

NorthWords 2010
June 3 – 6, 2010
Yellowknife, NWT

Over the years, there has been an increase in northern writers and stories: people who live and work here, and increasingly, Aboriginal writers who are now telling their stories. It is particularly important to encourage Northern stories to be told, as the move from an oral storytelling tradition to print form allows these stories to be heard across the North, as well as far away. NorthWords Writers Festival aims to engage residents of Yellowknife and the NWT in Canada’s rich and diverse literary culture with a particular emphasis on Aboriginal and Northern writers and stories.


Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison won the 2010 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize!

Accepting Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize at the 2010 BC Book Prizes Gala
Shirley Lew, president of the West Coast Book Prize Society (BC Book Prizes) and His Honourable Steven L. Point, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia present me with the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize at the 2010 Gala in Victoria, BC.

ON TOUR: BC Book Prizes Northern Leg

I am so excited to be asked to go on the Northern Leg of the BC Book Prizes On Tour! From April 11-18, 2010, we’ll be visiting the communities of Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Prince George, Quesnel, Smithers and Hazelton.

Follow our On Tour Blog for stories and photos:

BC Book Prizes 2010: Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison on short-list!

What an honour to be nominated along with bigwigs like Annabel Lyon and Michael Turner. And a shout out to my pal Deborah Willis for her awesome book, Vanishing.

Out in Paperback: Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison

with a great Reader’s Guide: thank you to Mary Wong for all her help!,,9780143169079,00.html?HAVING_FAITH_IN_THE_POLAR_GIRLS_PRISON_Cathleen_With