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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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Bookshelf: Author Maria Tippett

Author of Made in British Columbia A Q&A with Laurie Carter You’ve written many works during your illustrious academic career; why this book now?  I had written the cultural history of Canada over 20 years ago; now it was time to focus on British Columbia. How did you select the eight people to profile? There were so many I could have chosen: writers like Earle Birney and Roderick Haig Brown. I chose eight people whose reputations will last and who made an impact on their contemporaries. They were also very different people: some came to prominence, like Martin Grainger,...

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Bookshelf: The LinkedI Code by Melonie Dodaro

A Q& A with Laurie Carter What will readers find in your book? Readers will find a step-by-step process they can use to start generating leads and sales from LinkedIn. I include numerous case studies, examples and templates to make it as easy as possible for readers to find their own success using LinkedIn. How did you become such an expert on LinkedIn? My company, Top Dog Social Media, specializes in offering social media services to B2B companies as well as professional service providers. I realized quickly that the highest ROI came from what we were doing with LinkedIn...

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Bookshelf: Author Dawn Renaud

A Q& A with Laurie Carter What is Rain Dance about? The untidy end of a bad marriage. It opens with Ellen burying Stan, at night, in the rain. Alongside Government Street. What inspired you to write this book? The city was replacing the storm sewer system, and I figured it was a great opportunity to dispose of a body. Rain Dance was an entry for Okanagan College’s short story contest, but those characters weren’t satisfied; now it’s a novel. Who are your intended readers? People who enjoy who-dun-its with a little dark humour; readers who don’t have time to commit to longer novels. How much research...

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Okanagan environmentalist lends her voice to Global Chorus

Released last fall, the environmental daily mediation book Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet has an Okanagan connection. Among the leading environmentalists contributing to the book is Okanagan Basin Water Board executive director Anna Warwick Sears.  “The way I see it,” says Anna, “the future of humanity is about water.” The illustrated collection provides meditations around some very large and increasingly crucial themes: “Do you think that humanity can find a way past the current global environmental and social crises? Will we be able to create the conditions necessary for our own survival as well as that of other species on...

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