The Dundurn Blog

Calgary-based author of mysteries and young adult novels David A. Poulsen is a finalist in the Young Adult category for the High Plains Book Awards.  The awards were established by the Billings Public Library Board to recognize regional literary works that examine and reflect on life on the High Plains.

 

The winners will be announced at an awards banquet that is held in conjunction with the 2017 High Plains BookFest on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

 

I started school in 1956 in a one-room schoolhouse west of Wilton, Ontario, in a tiny community called Thorpe, which encompassed about five or six farms. From that moment on, my teachings about Native Studies encompassed, to my recollection, a few pages on the Iroquois and pictures of teepees and longhouses. To be a Native at that time was definitely not cool. Being designated a Native would have brought beatings, stares, and a path towards poverty because no one would hire you.

No matter where you are, any avid reader knows that it’s crucial to have a book on them at all times. How you enjoy the book, however, is crucial, so why not enjoy it with your favourite coffee? Whether it is a mid-day coffee break, or that endless “just one more chapter” promise to yourself before bed, these coffee and book pairings are perfect to suit any type of reader, and all types of coffee lovers.