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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Poster showing the 2023 lineup for the Fraser Valley Writers Festival. Details on the left side: Saturday, November 4th; UFV Abbotsford, Room B101; Free and open to all; Events on the right side: Panels start at 3 pm and feature authors Ali Blythe, Bradley Peters, Brandon Reid, Russell Thornton, andrea bennett, Brandi Bird, Tara Sidhoo Fraser, and Frances Peck. Keynotes start at 7 pm and will be given by Lorna Crozier and Darrel J. McLeod. There's a note that writing workshops will be given by andrea bennett and Ali Blythe.

Fraser Valley Writers Festival

“Write an original piece and debut it at the festival. And you have to write about either Accept or Decline.” The invitation was three parts intriguing, one part scary. I had to accept.

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Charcoal grey poster titled Book Launch. On the left is the cover of Uncontrolled Flight. On the right is text that says: October 25, 7:00 PM, Audreys Books, Frances Peck's Uncontrolled Flight, with special guest Ruth DyckFehderau.

Headed for Edmonton

Alberta-bound; I’m Alberta-bound. If that gets your toes tapping, you’ll feel a bit like me: feet itching to get to Edmonton.

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Frances Peck (left) and Danial Neil (right) standing outside Windowseat books holding their novels.

Book night in Nanaimo

Windowseat Books (Nanaimo) is that bookstore we all want to visit. Friendly, curated, and eclectic, this cozy shop hosted an intimate launch on September 26, 2023, to celebrate Danial Neil’s latest novel, The Sum of One Man’s Pleasure.

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