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Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Photo: Margaret Orford photo 2012

Emily-Jane Hills Orford is an award-winning author of several books, including her most recent historical fiction novel, “Queen Mary’s Daughter” (Clean Reads 2018). Other works, like “Gerlinda” (CFA 2016) received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and “To Be a Duke” (CFA 2014) was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. She writes about the extra-ordinary in life and her books, short stories, and articles are receiving considerable attention

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Spring. PublishAmerica, 2005
Letters from the Inside: The Notes and Nuggets of Margaret Marsh. Baico Publishing, 2006
Ukulele Yukon. Baico Publishing, 2006
It Happened in Canada. Baico Publishing, 2007
Summer. Baico Publishing, 2007
Personal Notes. Moose Hide Books, 2008
The Creative Spirit. Baico Publishing, 2008
The Whistling Bishop. Baico Publishing, 2008
Autumn. Baico Publishing, 2009
It Happened in Canada Book 2. Baico Publishing, 2010
Songs of the Voyageurs. Baico Publishing, 2010
F-Stop: A Life in Pictures. Baico Publishing, 2011
It Happened in Canada Book 3. Baico Publishing, 2012
Winter. Baico Publishing, 2012
To Be A Duke. CFA, 2014
Gerlinda. CFA, 2015
Queen Mary's Daughter. Clean Reads, 2018


Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist for The Whistling Bishop, 2009
Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist and Silver Medallist for F-Stop: A Life in Pictures, 2012
Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist and Silver Medallist for To Be A Duke, 2015
Readers' Favorite Book Awards Honorable Mention for To Be A Duke, 2015
Readers Favorite Book Awards Honorable Mention for Gerlinda, 2016
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Presentation Description

What makes a great Canadian? It must be something deeper, stronger, more profound than mere fame and fortune. Greatest is not measured in success, but rather in the humble means by which an individual does a job and does it well, sees a need and fulfills it, acts where action is required without being asked. These are the qualities that are so uniquely Canadian. Canada is full of stories. Its people make a fascinating history in the lives that they lived, in the stories they passed on to future generations. Listen to an award-winning author tell stories about extra-ordinary (not necessarily famous) Canadians and how she finds these stories and does her research.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Canadian history
3 and up
Audience size:
Workshop Description:

MEMORIES! We all have them! Happy, sad, funny: these memories are the story of life. After all, life is a story just waiting to be told.

Come and join award-winning North Gower author, Emily-Jane Hills Orford and learn some new ideas on how to unlock the stories in your life.

Remember: your stories are important. They need to be told; they need to be written down, not just for your sake, but for the sake of your children, your nieces and nephews, for all of those who will come after us.

Learn how to write your family stories, your stories to pass on to the next generation.

Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
$full-day 6 hours $400.00
Two sessions:
$two -half-day sessons 3 hours each $450.00
One session:
GST not applicable