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The World of Children’s Literature in the Valley

Previously published in the Duncan Journal To the delight of many young readers, Carol Anne Shaw’s latest novel, Hannah and the Wild Woods hit the...

Taking Creative Risks: The World of Lynn Johnston

I grew up with the Pattersons. The family showed up on my doorstep every Sunday. There was Elly and her husband, John, plus their...

The Ins & Outs of Self-Publishing

The Writers’ Union of Canada voted in 2014 to make self-published writers eligible for union membership, a move that generated controversy at the time.  Self-published...

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