Day 10 of the Great Delany/Fradkin northern book tour.

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Day 10 of the Great Delany/Fradkin northern book tour.

Posted on June 10 by Vicki Delany And Barbara Fradkin
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We've been to Yellowknife as invited authors at the NorthWords Literary festival, to museums, libraries, and bookstores in Whitehorse, Haines Junction, and Skagway.  With one week to go in the tour, we have more stops in Whitehorse,  and we're heading to Pelly Crossing to visit the library there, and to Dawson City for a talk at the museum.

When Barbara Fradkin told me she was considering going to the North to promote her new book, The Whisper of Legends, and would I like to come, I jumped at the change.

I've been to the Yukon and Alaska before when doing research for the Klondike Gold Rush books, and it is wonderful to be able to come back with the finished product. At the Klondike National Park Museum in Skagway, I enjoyed reading the part of Gold Mountain where Fiona MacGillivray first encounters the legendary, infamous (and real life historical character) Soapy Smith.  Fiona soon decides Skagway isn't big enough for the both of them, and decamps for Dawson City over the Chilkoot Trail.

On Monday we're speaking at the MacBride Museum of Yukon history where I did a lot of the original research into Gold Digger, the first book in the series, and on Tuesday we're off to present at the Dawson City Museum.  Can't wait to get another look at their fabulous photograph collection.

 

Vicki Delany

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany is a prolific and varied crime writer whose work includes standalone novels of gothic suspense, the Smith & Winters series, and the light-hearted Klondike Mysteries: Gold Mountain, Gold Digger, Gold Fever, and Gold Web. She lives in Picton, Ontario.

Barbara Fradkin

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Barbara Fradkin

Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist who is fascinated with why people turn bad. She has written numerous short stories and novellas as well as the critically acclaimed Inspector Green novels. Two of these, Fifth Son and Honour Among Men, have won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She lives in Ottawa.