Category Archives: Other Writers

Exploring the writing life through other writers

Drawn to Sea by Yvonne Maximchuk

Drawn to Sea is an honest, affectionate story about love, the landscape and a gutsy woman finding her way in the ebb and flow of life. Maximchuk recounts the challenges and rewards of living and working in an isolated area and trolling with Proctor off the Queen Charlotte Islands. Nature and wildlife is never far away; she’s found cougars in her yard, been eye to eye with a killer whale and shared a finshake with a dolphin Continue reading

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111 West Coast Literary Portraits

When Barry began photographing writers he didn’t know he was working on a book. He and his wife at the time, Blaise Enright, were new to the west coast and wanted a project they could work on together while finding out about their new home. By a quirk of fate, authors became the focal point. But it wasn’t always easy. Continue reading

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The house that Jack built

For a writer, having a mentor is invaluable. They often provide pointers on the craft of writing but, more importantly, offer support and encouragement. Award-winning author, Jack Hodgins, was recently inducted into the Comox Valley Walk of Acheivement in recognition of his excellent writing and his inspiration to others. Continue reading

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Finding Hope

As often happens, I found the solution to my problem in a book. To alleviate her financial woes, the heroine in the novel I was reading took in laundry and ironing. A domestic goddess I am not, but after casting around for some skill to market, I decided to take in typing.

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