A review of Paddlenorth by Conor Mihell at Canoe & Kayak Magazine. “Paddlenorth is compulsively readable…Her prose is lean, raw and inspiring—the hallmarks of great travel writing.”
This post contains some sounds from the the High Arctic to help you imagine the place. Some of this sound will be used in an upcoming audio essay I created for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s program, Radiotonic. Click through and listen.
I’m back in Banff this week for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, so I wanted to post a documentary I made at the centre with the guidance of radio super hero Dick Miller. It’s about bear attacks and the search for a memory. Click through to listen.
The Literary Review of Canada reviews Paddlenorth and you’ll learn some very neat stuff if you click through to read all about it. Details about Everest and Antarctica are folded in.
I’m used to life on the road, but not like this. I’m traveling, not as a wandering naturalist with wild hair and binoculars around my neck, but as an author. I’m happy to report that there are three very simple things you can do to make a difference for the authors you love, and they really make a difference. I list them in this post.
The Saturday Travel section of the Globe and Mail this week was devoted to travel books. The books editor got together with the travel editor and created a list of the best books to kickstart your wanderlust. Paddlenorth was chosen.
I spent the tail end of my summer in the Arctic, from Resolute Bay, up to Ellesmere Island and down to Newfoundland.
On this trip, nothing went according to plan, and that was my favourite thing about it. It made me think that perhaps that’s the definition of adventure – you know you’ve had one if it didn’t turn out like you thought it would. Click through to read more.
My first book, Paddlenorth, shipped from the printer late last week, which means it is on its way to stores across Canada, and it will be in the U.S. a bit later in the fall. The official publication date is September 13, 2014.
As the publication date for my first book, Paddlenorth, approaches, people are starting to ask me what I’ve learned thus far in this writing business. So I’ve compiled a list of the top five tips I’ve gleaned from others that have really stuck with me. Click through to read them.
On June 23, 2014 Banff Centre Radio hit the air. Congratulations to the team of hard-working, pub-going, sound-creating, question-asking producers who went above and beyond for so many days to launch Canada’s most exciting new station. Bravo!
Tim Irvin and I have spent a lot of time around bears. On several occasions, we have been lucky enough to see Spirit Bears, the rare white black bear that lives mostly on the central coast of British Columbia. Tim has been recording these encounters with this camera. Click through to see the results.
It feels good to be part of a strong team, and I’m proud to be joining the Lindblad roster again. Click through to meet some interesting people from around the world.
Byron Eggenschwiler and I have collaborated again on a story for Cottage Life magazine. This time, we explore what happens when a lake awakes in spring
After writing so much about the Arctic and paddling a few of its rivers, I am ready to realize a dream: “For just one time, I would take the Northwest Passage . . . ” I’ll be a naturalist for Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Explorer on a 25-day voyage from west to east through the famed passage.
My book, “Paddlenorth: A Journey into the Heart of the Tundra,” will be published by Greystone Books in the fall of this year. It is the story of my 54-day canoe trip on Nunavut’s Back River back in 2005.