Anthologies & Books

Books

Year of the Horse

winnie 150607My new book, Year of the Horse, published by Pottersfield Press in 2016, is available in bookstores across Canada, and online, at Chapters and Nimbus. Year of the Horse is about horses, healing and improbable dreams. It’s for every person who’s been really hurt – and has come back from that, different, and in some ways stronger. It’s about daring to believe in the power of your own story.

 

Coastal LIvesCoastal Lives: A Memoir

Pottersfield Press
Lesley Choyce, Publisher
2014

“A terrific tale. The urgency and passion of her prose makes this memoir such gripping reading. At the heart of her story is the unfolding of an extraordinary love affair between her on the Pacific Coast and, 4000 miles east on the Atlantic, fellow writer Silver Donald Cameron.”

Harry Bruce, Halifax, NS.

“Brimming with heart, wit, and perceptive detail, this affecting memoir is a testament to the power of words and lure of the sea. Settle in for a warm, poignant and intimate story.”

Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Halifax, NS.

“Utterly engaging, irrepressible and courageous, this unforgettable memoir will ‘torment’ you (as Cape Bretoners say) from first page to last. A masterly example of the form.”

Andreas Schroeder, Vancouver, BC.

 

Anthologies

Love StoriesNova Scotia Love Stories

Pottersfield Press
Lesley Choyce
2015

“In Nova Scotia Love Stories, [editor and publisher] Lesley Choyce has assembled some of the province’s most beloved authors who explore through fact and fiction the myriad ways in which a love story exists. These writers with a strong emotional connection to this shaped-by-the-sea province demonstrate the many guises and moods of love: for the young, the aged and all points in between … The stories are heartwarming, touching, funny and profound …” Among the authors are: Marjorie Simmins, Silver Donald Cameron, Jon Tattrie, Steven Laffoley, Sheldon Currie, Harold Horwood, Carol Bruneau, Michael Ungar, William Kowalski, Don Aker, Chris Benjamin, and Leslie Choyce.

Available from bookstores and the publisher: http://www.pottersfieldpress.com/

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Untying The Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of The 1950sUntying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s

Guernica Editions
Edited by Lorri Neilsen Glenn
2013

It was such a privilege to have an essay of mine published in this anthology. “The House with Many Doors” is a tribute to my mother, Barbara Jeanette Simmins.

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Saltlines

saltlinesBackalong Books
Edited by Lorri Neilsen Glenn and Carsten Knox
2012

Included in this anthology is a short essay I wrote called “The Rowdy Lot,” about overcoming the first and only period of writers’ block in my life.

“Fify-five examples of writers’ wisdom on inspiration, expectation, success, failure, blocks, breakthroughs and especially, process. The writers sampled are published Atlantic Canadians, all of whom approach their process in a singular way. Here is where they share their secrets.”

 

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Trips from Here to There

My essay “Trips from Here to There” was first published in Saturday Night Magazine, in 1993. In 1994, it won Gold at the National Magazine Awards in Toronto, Canada. It has since been anthologized four times, as below.

2Essays From Contemporary Culture. Second Edition

Harcourt Brace College Publishers
Edited by Katherine Anne Ackley
1995

 

3Essays From Contemporary Culture. Third Edition

Harcourt Brace College Publishers

Edited by Katherine Anne Ackley
1998

4Essays From Contemporary Culture. Fourth Edition

Harcourt College Publishers
Edited by Katherine Anne Ackley
2001

 

journeysJourneys Through Our World. Third Edition

Compiled by the Developmental English Department at Santa Fe Community College
Pearson Custom Publishing
2007

 

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The TidesWorking the Tides: A Portrait of Canada’s West Coast Fishery

Harbour Publishing
Edited by Peter A. Robson and Michael Skog
1996

A West Coast of Canada fisheries reporter at the time, I was delighted to have my article, “Three Generations of Annieville Fishermen” included in this anthology.