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Bookshelf: Okanagan author Lorrie Forde of Really Good F Words

Author of Really Good F Words Your interactive gudie to self-care A Q&A with Laurie Carter Love the title of your book. Thank you—I’m glad it caught your attention. Why did you write a book about self-care? Two reasons. In addition to authoring this book, I am also a coach (mountaintopcoaching.ca). I love that my work allows me to easily connect my “be” and my “do” and I believe that no one needs a coach, but that everybody deserves to have one. Through the pages of F Words, I’m able to offer the gift of coaching to readers. As well,...

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‘Heartbreaking’ story wins 2016 Okanagan Short Story Contest

Creative writing that tugged the heartstrings of award-winning fiction writer Tamas Dobozy won this year’s Okanagan Short Story Contest. Dobozy, UBC Okanagan’s Writer in Residence, was the final judge in the annual fiction writing contest that gathered more than 85 entries. UBC alumna Dania Tomlinson’s story “Badlands” won first prize, with Dobozy saying the writer is "totally in command of the narrative." “It’s very deeply felt, even heartbreaking (in the best sense of the word) in places,” says Dobozy. “The last sentence is startling and beautiful and lifts the story beyond itself—as most good endings do.” The accolades mean...

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Okanagan short fiction contest short list announced

UBC’s Anne Fleming has just completed a pretty a tough job. Fleming, who is the Creative Writing program coordinator at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been working on the committee to short list the winners of the annual short story contest. The 18th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest attracted 85 story submissions by writers from throughout B.C.’s Southern Interior. “The quality of this year’s entries was excellent,” says Fleming. “We had a really tough time winnowing down to this shortlist.” Fleming is able to pass the torch as UBC’s Writer-In-Residence Tamas Dobozy is the contest judge and he will determine...

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Four local authors to host children’s book signing

Four Okanagan Authors will be at Chapters in Kelowna on March 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign their children's books. Several of the illustrators who worked on the books will be in attendance as well. Kelowna's prolific freelancer writer, instructor and author, Darcy Nybo, will be there with Emma Jean Finds a Friend, The Great Grape Adventure (activity book) and her latest, Bark, Swat, Crunch! Karen Autio is the author of an illustrated chapter book, as well as a trilogy of historical novels for young readers. Her books include: Sabatoge, Second Watch, Saara's Passage, and Kah-Lan....

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