Alberta Bound with The Girl Who Writes!

Richard Cole's  Owl

We are bound for Alberta on Friday, to tour bookstores in Calgary and to officially launch The Girl Who Writes at Canada House Gallery in Banff on Saturday, November 8th between 1:00 and 3:00.  We will be doing a presentation and reading at 2:00.  Families are welcome. What does Richard’s painting of an owl have to… Read more »

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  • November 5, 2014

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Saskatchewan Luck

Above the town of eastend, SK on an early fall evening.

I’m feeling pretty lucky these days, to be staying in the town of Eastend as writer in residence at Wallace Stegner House.  His are pretty big boots to fill, but it’s a privilege to be here, and to have his smiling face on the wall above the desk. I’m working on a history book about… Read more »

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Richard Cole: New Paintings

Richard Cole Prairie 2014 Detail

Artist and children’s book designer Richard Cole has been busy this summer — painting people close to him, and journeying into landscape through acrylics.  The featured image is a new painting: Prairie, 2014 — and its reminiscent of the one he used for the last page of our new book, The Girl Who Writes.  It’s… Read more »

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Back to the Books! Reading The Girl Who Writes at Black Bond

the girl cover

It’s back to school and back to the books — kinda — here in BC.  To launch us into the groove of fall reading, Richard Cole and K. Jane Watt will be reading from our new book and talking about how it came together at Black Bond Books in Ladner We’d love you to join us… Read more »

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Thank You Book Lovers


Wow.  That was quite a day.  We had almost thirty authors on the lawn of our community hall talking about their work with crowds of enthusiastic Canada Day revellers.  Passports were stamped.  Books were sold.  The sun shone. Thanks to all who registered for the first annual Fort Langley Festival of the Book.  And a… Read more »

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Canada Day Schedule of Readings


Come and join us at the Fort Langley Festival of the Book between 11 and 3 at Fort Langley Community Hall.  The place will be a-buzzing with book lovers of all ages. We know it is going to be sunny, so here is our roster of readers for the outdoor stage: 11:00 Betty Sinclair 11:10… Read more »

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Get Your Canada Day Passport

Fort Langley Celebration Map

Aren’t communities amazing? The longstanding Canada Day celebrations organized on King Street and surrounding the “heritage district” have been expanded to include the whole downtown.  From lelem’ arts and cultural cafe in Bedford Landing on the Fraser River, all the way to the Community Hall, there will be something going on. This day has been… Read more »

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Welcome Authors! July 1


Authors registered for the First Annual Fort Langley Festival of the Book include: Mystery writer Debra Purdy Kong, author of two separate sleuth mysteries, one featuring public transit security cop Casey Holland; the other featuring former Canada Revenue Agency tax auditor, Alex Bellamy. Her third Casey Holland Mystery, Beneath the Bleak New Moon has now… Read more »

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Nice Poster! Festival of the Book

Fort Langley Festival of the Book poster

We have been busy getting ready for the festival and excited about welcoming book lovers to our town. We are especially excited about reading our new book, The Girl Who Writes, to a crowd for the first time. It has something for everyone: stunning paintings of the Fraser River (oops, Richard doesn’t like to name… Read more »

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Fort Langley Festival of the Book

Fort Hall for FOTB

Celebrate Canada Day in Fort Langley! We are now registering authors for the Fort Langley Festival of the Book to be held on July 1, 2014 at the Fort Langley Community Hall in beautiful downtown Fort Langley. This free family event will run from 11-3. Our feature image, above, shows the preliminary work artist Richard… Read more »

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