Head shot of Frances Peck with caption underneath that says "Frances Peck Ambassador 2024"

Federation of BC Writers ambassador

I was equal parts gobsmacked and honoured when, earlier this year, the Federation of BC Writers invited me to serve as their ambassador for 2024–25. Now that the announcement is official, I can share the news far and wide.

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CJSF interview

On July 5, 2024, Charlotte “Sista C” Ferrell interviewed Lisa Brideau, author of the compelling novel Adrift, and me on her weekly program, Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon.

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Poster from the Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society announcing "Curiouser and Curiouser, A Mad Hatter's Tea Part for Readers and Writers." The poster notes featured authors Gregor Craigie, Frances Peck and C.C. Humphreys. Saturday, May 25, 2pm, $30 per person, Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC

Sidney LitFest fundraiser

I’m delighted to be a guest at this very civil tea party, a celebration of reading and writing—and of course, high tea—to raise funds for the Sidney LitFest.

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Photos of the authors Tara McGuire and Frances Peck, overlapped by covers of their books, "Holden After and Before" and "Uncontrolled Flight" respectively.

The fusion of fact and fiction

On March 13, 7:00–8:00pm, acclaimed author Tara McGuire and I will be at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Library to talk about the fusion of fact and fiction in our books.

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Covers of 12 books: The Broken Places by Frances Peck, The Crow Valley Karaoke Championships by Ali Bryan, Girlfriend on Mars by Deborah Willis, Rose Addams by Margie Taylor, Junie by Chelene Knight, We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman, In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas, We Should Not Be Afraid of the Sky by Emma Hooper, Uncontrolled Flight by Frances Peck, The Future by Catherine Leroux, The List of Last Chances by Christina Myers, and We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu

Standouts of 2023

What a treat this week to learn that not one but both of my novels are on Consumed by Ink’s list of standout reads for 2023!

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A pile of books, with one spread open on the top, along with an insert that says North Shore Authors Collection

North Shore Authors Collection + book fair

Uncontrolled Flight deals with universal themes (loss, love, grief, passion) but in its details it’s local. With luck, more local readers will discover the novel now that it’s part of the 2023–24 North Shore Authors Collection.

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Teal blue book launch poster with face of Frances Peck, special guest author, on the left and the cover of Uncontrolled Flight on the right. The poster says reading with signing and Q&A, November 18, 3pm.

Writer’s Day Out

On Saturday, November 18, the Federation of BC Writers is hosting a special Writer’s Day Out in Victoria, and I’m delighted to be part of it.

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