Earthquake mayhem

“Frances Peck (l.) spent 7 years on her novel about the impact of an earthquake, “The Broken Places” due out in April. Here she talks about the research done and the characters she created to tell the story.” FULL STORY

 

 

Paige’s dream

October 17th, 2015

Laura Langston’s tenth title since 1994, Stepping Out (Orca $9.95), traces the ambitions of an insecure, 15-year-old, disabled comedian, Paige Larsson, who attempts to graduate from the relative safety of being a YouTube comedy vlogger to competing on stage at a prestigious comedy festival in the world stand-up on stage. A former broadcaster now living in Victoria, Langston has  been a co-recipient of the $25,000 Kobzar™ Literary Award presented every two years to a Canadian writer who best presents a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit through poetry, play, musical, fiction, non-fiction or young people’s literature. The prize is sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko. Her winning title was Lesia’s Dream. 9781459808959

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