Steven Mayoff's new novel "Our Lady Of Steerage" is now featured on the Recommended Reading Blog. https://readingrecommendations.wordpress.com/2015/07/...
Katherine Palmer Gordon
The author of six non-fiction books, Katherine Palmer Gordon has been writing her "true stories for grown-ups," and for publications in both Canada and New Zealand, since 1995.
Born in England in 1963, her much-travelled family eventually settled in New Zealand. She moved to Gabriola Island, British Columbia, in 2004, where she spent the next 11 years writing about the contemporary issues that face society, both serious and light-hearted. She has covered some of the most beautiful regions of the planet; the people who live around us and what they do; and environmental, cultural, and business-related issues. Her first five books were published under the name Katherine Gordon. With the publication of her sixth book, she re-introduced her original name, Palmer, to her readers.
With twenty years experience working with First Nations on land claims and inter-governmental relations, Katherine also writes about the complex and human side of treaty negotiations, reconciliation, and the path to justice for First Nations. Her last book "We Are Born With the Songs Inside Us" (Harbour, September 2013) profiles a number of young First Nations men and women talking about their lives in 21st century BC and the importance of cultural connection to the successful path they are following (with a Foreword by Shawn A-in-Chut Atleo).
In spring 2016, her story entitled Mother Tongues will appear in a new anthology edited by Danielle Metcalf-Chenaille entitled: "In this together." Contributors are indigenous and non-indigenous writers from aorund the country, describing their personal experiences with reconciliation.