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The Find

The Find Shortlisted for a ReLit Award

September 3, 2011

“Canada’s ReLit Award–founded to acknowledge the best new work released by independent publishers–may not come with a purse, but it brings a welcome, back-to-the-books focus to the craft.” The Find is one of ten titles short-listed for the 2011 Relit Award (Novel):  

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Lost & Found

May 3, 2011
Hunting Fossils

It’s with some trepidation that I stuff my suitcase with copies of my latest novel  and set out for Lost and Found: In Search of Extinct Species, an Explora International Conference at the Toulouse Natural History Museum. The last time I  attended an academic conference was during my research for The Find. The 2005 Symposium […]

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The Find

February 18, 2011
Book jacket of The Find, novel by Kathy Page

A  day’s prospecting leads paleontologist Anna Silowski to make an extraordinary discovery in a remote part of British Columbia,  but at the same time, the tensions below the surface of her successful career are exposed. Pushed towards breakdown, she finds herself unexpectedly dependent on high-school drop out Scott Macleod, and recruits him to help on […]

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Coming Undone

January 16, 2011
Hornby Island Pterosaur

It’s unsettling when life imitates art,  and a story you have written starts to happen around you.   For example, shortly after I finished the Story of My Face, I met the teenage version of my character, Natalie, in a motel swimming pool near Vancouver airport.   She was called something else and she was in […]

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January 16, 2011
The Story of Life, by Lorriane Mallach

Thinking ahead to an illustrated talk I’ll give in March, I was leafing through a box of research materials for The Find, and came across this image, a detail From The Story of Life by Lorraine Malach. The post card was pinned to my office wall  for at least two years while I wrote the […]

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The Find is a Green Book

November 10, 2010
Meares Island Tree Kathy Page

Today 200 bloggers take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 200 books printed on recycled or FSC-certified paper. By turning a spotlight on books printed using eco- friendly paper, we hope to raise the awareness of book buyers and encourage everyone to take the environment into […]

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Book Club

August 10, 2010

It was because of a woman I met while accompanying some guests on a sailboat tour that I became  anxious about the local book club visit I’d agreed to. I started to think how the noun club has two meanings. A group, yes… but also  a weapon. I’ll call her Jen: fiftyish, fit,  designer spectacles, retired. […]

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“It’s because of your book that I’m going in for surgery next week.”

July 20, 2010
Quercus garryana

I’m sitting in the shade of a Garry oak tree with a group of other parental units, as our children call us these days. Clare, the grandmother of one of my son’s friends, (one of those fresh-faced grandmothers who look five years younger than I do), looks up from her book and turns to me. […]

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June 2, 2010

Readers often ask about imagery: is it  consciously or unconsciously created – and the answer is both. For example, the idea of flight, of leaving the ground and swimming in the air is a recurring one in The Find, and in writing the novel I was aware of it, but I was certainly not aware […]

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Living (Loving) Local

April 9, 2010
Salt Spring Books diosplays The Find

When you live in a vast country – and on a small island which you only leave once in a while – it is hard to tell whether  or not your book has reached the bookstores. All I know is that The Find is in my nearest city, Victoria, turned outwards on the shelf, with […]

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