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Starting Points: Tanya Lloyd Kyi discussing Anywhere But Here

An ongoing series wherein CWILL BC writers and illustrators connect a picture or an item to one of their books. Grace and Guidance I had a friend in high school with a hormone-related tendency to faint occasionally. Usually, there were … Continue reading

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Starting Points: Gillian Richardson discussing 10 Plants That Shook the World

An ongoing series wherein CWILL BC writers and illustrators connect a picture or an item to one of their books. Believe it or not….the thing in the photo above is a gold mine! Hmmm…don’t believe it? What do you think … Continue reading

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Starting Points: Lee Edward Födi discussing Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger

An ongoing series wherein CWILL BC writers and illustrators connect a picture or an item to one of their books. During the two summers I was working on the second book in my Kendra Kandlestar series, I spent a significant … Continue reading

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Starting Points: Becky Citra discussing The Way Home

An ongoing series wherein CWILL BC writers and illustrators connect a picture or an item to one of their books. In 2003, a man dropped a cigarette outside his home near Barriere. It ignited some dry pine needles and flames … Continue reading

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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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The delicate business of killing characters

I will confess that I don’t really care for killing characters. It’s tricky business, especially when it comes to writing for children. After all, you’re inevitably killing someone’s favourite character. And kids tend to let you know about these things—and … Continue reading

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