Peggy Herring is the author of Anna, Like Thunder (Brindle & Glass, 2018) and This Innocent Corner (Oolichan Books, 2010). She has also published short fiction in Grain, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, Prism international, and This Magazine. Work with the United Nations and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has taken her all across the country and around the world.
She works and lives on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples and acknowledges the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
I will talk about and show slides from my research for Anna, Like Thunder and the history of the coastal Pacific Northwest in the early 1800s, and discuss some issues in writing historical fiction from that time. I have given this presentation to historical societies in British Columbia and Washington state, university classes, and literary festivals. I would be happy to tailor it to your group's specific area of interest.