Category Archives: Torrie

Tallying the Books 1: 20 Years Ago … Torrie and the Dragon

Twenty years ago my first book was published. Torrie and the Dragon came out from a Canadian children’s publisher called Roussan in 1997. It was shorter and had less depth than I would have liked, but in Canada, kids’ books … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Desk: Books for the Bad Times

A conversation on Ellen Kushner’s Twitter a while ago, to which I had added that one of the reasons for writing was “To do for someone else what someone once did for you in a bad time,” got me thinking … Continue reading

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The Storyteller contest winners!

Whoops, I just realized I never did post the winners in that contest from last month, to win copies of The Storyteller. (One winner asked if they could substitute a Torrie and the Dragonslayers, as they already had The Storyteller.) … Continue reading

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The Matka Gorge and the Monastery Dormition of the Theotokos

Book-signing at the Ikona bookstores was the official business of the final day of “Days of Canadian Literature in Macedonia”, but our hosts made sure we got to see some of the countryside as well, with a trip out to … Continue reading

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Dining in the Republic of Macedonia

I think the foods of all the southern areas of Eastern Europe are related, from the similarity in climate, which affects not only what grows well, but how foods were traditionally preserved and stored, and from the shared history of … Continue reading

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