March 3, 2019
So very pleased The Cottager magazine included my chat about writing Forgetting How to Breathe in this month’s edition (though the editor called the novel “Learning How to Breathe”…maybe a sequel?).
February 4, 2019
This beautiful review of Forgetting How to Breathe appears in the Feb 1st edition of New Iceland’s Lögberg-Heimskringla newspaper. This reviewer understood so well what I wanted to communicate in this novel, I was moved to tears.
February 1, 2019
Thank you to the Manitoba Arts Council (finder), Great Plains Publications (publisher) and (my host) Publishers Group Canada for arranging and making possible my signing session at this year’s Ontario Library Association Super Conference. I met so many wonderful teachers, librarians, teacher-librarians and library techs–including my former CBC North colleague now library tech Megan Venner! A super special and heart-warming surprise. I was so busy signing I didn’t get a photo. Instead, this is where my stack of books sat before I signed (gone in a blink!), and these are my lovely PGC hosts Erin and Bronte.
December 2, 2018
September 11, 2018
From an ongoing work in progress: a monologue I wrote, performed by beautiful human being, talented actor and filmmaker (and cousin!) Trevor Kristjanson at the launch for Forgetting How to Breathe.
The monologue is not from the novel, but imagines one Icelandic immigrant’s experience during a true moment in history, the wreck of the SS Copeland.
July 24, 2018
Join me in Gimli August 2nd at the Aspire Theatre! Honoured to present along side two exceptional fellow authors, W.D Valgardson and Michael Kaan. Valgardson will launch his new novel, In Valhalla’s Shadows.
May 12, 2018
I have thoroughly enjoyed my FORGETTING HOW TO BREATH BOOK TOUR PART 2 this wee in BC’s gorgeous Okanagan Valley. Next up, a stop in Carmen Manitoba, and then Jodi Carmichael (Family of Spies) will join me for BOOK TOUR PART THREE in southwest Manitoba on May 23 and 24th.
It will be a busy two days with stops in Brandon, Shilo and Rapid City:
- Kirkcaldy Heights School
- École O’Kelly School
- King George School
- Book Club
- Rapid City Public Library
The book club will be hosting a pot luck for our visit. We are thrilled, and can’t wait!
p.s. If you are interested in hearing about my misadventure with a toad/bat in the North Okanagan Valley, visit my goodreads blog 🙂
May 8, 2018
After a busy week of school visits in Saskatchewan last week where she visited schools in Moose Jaw, Chaplin, Gravelbourg and Avonlea, Anita is in BC’s Okanagan Valley this week for visits in Vernon and Oyama.
April 7, 2018
Anita and Jodi to Tour Southwest Manitoba!
For information or to book email Nancy Chappell at Prairie Bookings.