Tag Archives: historical fiction

Starting Points: Irene Watts discussing Touched By Fire

An ongoing series wherein CWILL BC writers and illustrators connect a picture or an item to one of their books. This is one of three photos of the remnants of a tragic conflagration. It inspired months of research into one … Continue reading

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My picture book escape: inspired by fall leaves and history

I’ve always loved picture books, and I’ve always loved history. My first published book for children, The Reunion, started out as a picture book story set on Vancouver Island during WW II, which my editor asked me to expand into … Continue reading

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Kid’s eye view of 1948 Fraser River flood (book give-away)

On this day in 1948*, the town of Agassiz’s Victoria Day dance was interrupted by news that the Fraser River was about to flood. Men, young and old, quietly left the dance to build up the sandbag dyke along the … Continue reading

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