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Radio Segment: I’m a Wordfest Insider Yo!

Radio Segment: I’m a Wordfest Insider Yo!

It will come as no surprise to anyone that I’m counting down the days until Wordfest 2017. For my most recent trip into the CBC Studios, I gave my ‘insider’ suggestions of which authors to take in while attending Wordfest this year, as well as...
What is the First Rule of Book Club?

What is the First Rule of Book Club?

Do you live in Calgary? Have you always wanted to be a part of a book club, but felt that your friends weren’t ready to actually commit? Do you want to talk about books with treats readily available? Me too! That’s why I’ve started a summertime book...
In Print Book Review: Where I Live Now by Sharon Butala

In Print Book Review: Where I Live Now by Sharon Butala

I’ve always wanted to be a book reviewer, but when I was younger I saw this as an unattainable goal, like being a celebrity or something. I thought to myself “who cares what I think about books? Just because I read a bunch of them doesn’t mean...
A Year of Juxtapositions: Come to the 2017 WGA Conference!

A Year of Juxtapositions: Come to the 2017 WGA Conference!

I’ve spoken a few times about my role as President of the Board of Directors for The Writers’ Guild of Alberta. It’s a volunteer position that I feel very strongly about, and am so proud to have been a part of this board for four years now (going on...
I Met Michael Chabon and Embarrassed Myself

I Met Michael Chabon and Embarrassed Myself

I have a terrible admission to make: I’ve never read a book by Michael Chabon. What is wrong with me? I know he’s a good writer, and I NOW know he’s a nice person, so what is my problem? I need to fix this asap, so I’m on the hunt for a good...
CBC Canada Reads Rundown: 2017

CBC Canada Reads Rundown: 2017

Canadian bookworms are generally a shy bunch. We don’t get out much because we’re so busy reading and drinking tea (especially in the winter months) and our book awards are not as numerous as the Americans, so rarely do we get a chance to have national...