Canada

Category: Canada

Arctic Side Trips and Sideslips thumbnail

Standing in front of the giant map, I’m struck by the reach of the Mackenzie Delta. Flying overhead a few days earlier in an Air North Hawker Siddeley 748, I’d certainly noticed the expanse of water and earth. The tributaries and lakes, the dead ends where the water is trying to push into new territory; they had all caught my attention as I tried to memorize the topography of a foreign land. On the ground in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories, though, it’s easy to forget this place is more water than terra firma.

Writing mysteries is a space of my own, where words surround me


Their sounds vibrate with silence and seduction, symphony and serendipity


Inspiration coalesing into clarity, like figures emerging from the fog


Words rant and rave, wild and free, lassoeed and tamed


To turn to prose that is all encompassing ……….to turn to mystery


Words drenched in meaning  - love, hate, soul, greed, evil, lust, motive, menacing, mystical


Paint a thousand pictures, the brushstrokes different for every canvas

Interview with Natasha L. Henry, author of Emancipation Day thumbnail

Tell us about your book.
My book, Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada, is about the history and evolution of the August first commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Canada and the diverse people who celebrated this popular annual event.

Interview with Natasha L. Henry, author of Emancipation Day thumbnail

Tell us about your book.
My book, Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada, is about the history and evolution of the August first commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Canada and the diverse people who celebrated this popular annual event.

My fifth novel, THE HUNDRED HEARTS, has been nominated for the 2014 Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, and I couldn't be happier.  It's not just because of the warm, fuzzy feeling an award nomination gives a writer in his tummy.  Nor is it because of the one-in-three chance of winning a rather large prize purse ($25,000.00, in this case).  It's because the current state of publishing means that for professional writers, there is very little money to be made these days unless one wins a prize, or is at least nominated for one.

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