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not this time

Dear friends, Yellowknife author Fran Hurcomb’s memoir about dog sledding, Breaking Trail, is the winner of the 2021 Whistler Independent Book Award.  She has had an extremely adventurous life in the north; I was freezing just listening to her read last night about breaking trails in minus 30 degree weather. Brava to her.

Thanks to everyone who sent their thoughts and best wishes. Save them for next time. 

It’s over, and that’s a relief. Of course it’s disappointing. But I do not for one minute regret coming, mostly because of the bond I’ve made with Shari. We’ve known each other for decades, but this is the first time we realized how very compatible we are, with similar lifestyles, goals, and even grievances; she hates vocal fry and uptalk as much as I do. 

I’ve visited good friends, I’ve seen a lot of trees and @#$ mountains, I’ve met some nice people. I didn’t win a prize, but I did, too. 

Fran’s dogs

Consolation prize – framed

An avenue this afternoon

So – a few workshops tomorrow that I do not have to participate in, and we’re off. I’m in front of the fire in my pjs, with – you guessed it – a glass of wine. Happy camper. Onward.  

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2 Responses to “not this time”

  1. theresa says:

    I had my fingers crossed, Beth, for your wonderful book.

  2. beth says:

    Thank you, Theresa. Win some, lose some. It's been a marvellous trip.

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