Author Frances Greenslade is the "New Face of Fiction" for Random House of Canada. She is in Winnipeg to launch her book Shelter. The book tells the story of Maggie and Jenny, two sisters in search for their mother who left them in a small British Columbia town, and never returned.
Frances Greenslade got her BA in English from the University of Winnipeg. She now lives in Penticton, B.C. Rights for her debut novel have been sold in the U.S., Germany, Holland and the U.K. Here is Frances Greenslade with responses to some writerly questions.
What did you do immediately after hearing that you were being published for the very first time?
I think I phoned my husband and my father. My father was always a big supporter of my writing. He was a writer himself, loved books and had a huge and varied book collection. He knew cities by their bookstores. I think there may be booksellers in Vancouver and Winnipeg who would remember him still.
Views of Kildonan Settlers bridge, Main Street and North Kildonan
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