Just released, "Gerlinda", by Emily-Jane Hills Orford is a powerful story about abuse and bullying and the resilience of one girl to overcome all obtacles. http://emilyjanebooks.ca
Barbara Lambert was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, studied at the University of British Columbia, married and raised three children while writing fiction and establishing a business in textile design. Her stories (including the winner of the 1996 Malahat Review Novella Prize) have been published in a variety of literary magazines, and in the Journey Prize Anthology. She now divides her time between the Okanagan and Vancouver, and writes full time.
Barbara's new novel, The Whirling Girl, will be published by Cormorant books in the spring of 2012.