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Rosemary Neering

Rosemary Neering

A writer since forever, Rosemary Neering can't imagine doing any other kind of work. She has written a variety of books on western Canada, specializing in history and the stories of ordinary people. She has also written many books on Canadian history and biography for teens and children.



Eating Up Vancouver Island. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 2003.
Wild West Women: Travellers, Adventurers and Rebels. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 2000.
Over Canada: An Aerial Adventure. co-author. Victoria, BC: Over Canada Productions/Beautiful British Columbia, 1999.
Facing Changes, Finding Freedom: Canadian Women at Mid-Life. Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1996.
Traveller's Guide to HIstoric British Columbia. Whitecap Books, 2009 3rd ed.
Down the Road: Journeys through Small-Town British Columbia. Whitecap, 2003
The Pig War. Heritage, 2011
Smugglers of the West. Heritage, 2011
The Spanish on the Northwest COast: for Glory, God and Gain. Heritage, 2014
British Columbia Bizarre. Heritage, 2011
The Canadian Housewife: an Affectionate History. Whitecap, 2005


VanCity Book prize, best B.C. book pertaining to women's issues for Wild West Women, 2001.
Shortlisted, Evans Non-Fiction Award and Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice award, B.C. Book Prizes for Wild West Women, 2000.
Evans Non-Fiction Award, B.C. Book Prize for Down the Road, 1991.
Shortlisted, B.C. Book Prizes, Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice award for Coast of British Columbia, 1989.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: