I’m very pleased to be part of this event at the Sienna Plantation Public Library in Missouri City, Texas. It’s FREE and open to the public. While it’s especially geared toward students in grades 9 through 12, there will also be lots of great information for adults who are considering new education or career possibilities.Continue reading “Want to Be a Writer? Come Learn More on March 24 in Fort Bend!”
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Women in Aviation History Talk on March 22nd in Richmond, Texas
In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, George Memorial Library in Richmond will present a special program, “The History of Women in Aviation,” on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. In her presentation, local author and aviation historian Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail will showcase some of the famousContinue reading “Women in Aviation History Talk on March 22nd in Richmond, Texas”
John Bogie to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018!
Members of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame are selected for their contributions to Canada’s development through their integral roles in the nation’s aviation history. The inductees in 2018 will join the ranks of the 228 esteemed men and women inducted since the Hall’s formation in 1973, bringing to 232 the total number of individual MembersContinue reading “John Bogie to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018!”
Canada’s History Takes Centre Stage in Ottawa-Gatineau
I’m just back from a whirlwind trip to Ottawa-Gatineau where I got to emcee the 10th annual Canada’s History Forum and gala. They were held at the Canadian Museum of History on the Quebec side, and it was a stimulating and inspiring series of events. At the heart of it all, I felt, were discussionsContinue reading “Canada’s History Takes Centre Stage in Ottawa-Gatineau”
Review of Haunted Hospitals
Mark Leslie and Rhonda Parrish, Haunted Hospitals: Eerie Tales about Hospitals, Sanatoriums, and Other Institutions (Dundurn, 2017), 220 pages. When Rhonda Parrish moved in next to the Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta – reputed to be the most haunted building in the city – the seeds were sown for this book. From there,Continue reading “Review of Haunted Hospitals”
Harvey the Cat: A Nearly True Story of Hurricane Harvey and the Houston Floods
When life throws overwhelming experiences at me, I write about them. That’s just what I (and most of the other writers I know) do in order to process and make sense of things. So when I recently went through Hurricane Harvey with my family and pets, I started writing. First it wasContinue reading “Harvey the Cat: A Nearly True Story of Hurricane Harvey and the Houston Floods”
Q&A with Shawn Selway for Hamilton Review of Books
I really enjoyed getting the chance to chat with Shawn Selway, author of the recent book, Nobody Here Will Harm You, about the Tuberculosis evacuations of Inuit from the Eastern Arctic. Read our full conversation over at the Hamilton Review of Books website!
Two Upcoming Camsell Hospital Events in Edmonton
As part of the upcoming Reconciliation Week and in support of ongoing truth and reconciliation work in our city, RISE is please to be hosting two upcoming events related to the history and memory of the Charles Camsell Hospital. Both events are free and everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted at the doorContinue reading “Two Upcoming Camsell Hospital Events in Edmonton”
“The Job for Me” for Legion Magazine now up!
“Whiplash is how they described it. In 1980, when captains Nora Bottomley, Deanna (Dee) Brasseur and Leah Mosher walked anywhere in their Canadian air force blue flight suits, heads snapped around. The three women were the first in the country to receive their wings for active duty, and they knew they were under the microscopeContinue reading ““The Job for Me” for Legion Magazine now up!”
Houston Talk: “Writing Stories of Humiliation and Hope”
If you live in and around Houston, I invite you to come to this free talk through The Final Twist Writers Society on Saturday, January 7, 2017! “Writing Stories of Humiliation and Hope” January 3, 2017 is Humiliation Day and is observed worldwide on the same day each year. Humiliation Day is thought to beContinue reading “Houston Talk: “Writing Stories of Humiliation and Hope””