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New Book – Captured By Fire

And here at last is the cover of our new book, Captured By Fire.The picture is ofof co-author Fred’s house on August the 3rd, the worst day of the 2017 fires for him and his wife Monika.  Even the firefighters left on that day and took all their equipment with them.  Fred and Monika were begged to leave, but if they had gone, they would not have been allowed to return.  The law made all of us stay on our properties long after it was dangerous because of not being allowed home again.  If Fred, Monika and I had left when told to do so at the beginning of the fire, we would have been away for nearly 2 months.  Firefighters might have saved our houses – but who would look after the gardens and livestock?

Fred and I will be touring with slide shows for this very exciting book.  Sometimes we will be together, sometimes alone.  We will catch Nimpo Lake, Tatla Lake, and Alexis Creek in mid September.  We will both be together in Williams Lake, and again in the Vancouver Island shows as many of the firefighters came from there.  Here is the schedule so far.  More details will be added soon.

Williams Lake Arts Centre – September 30

100 Mile Library – Oct 1

Revelstoke library – Oct 3

Blind Bay – Oct 4

Salmon Arm Library – Oct 5

Peachland Library – Oct 8

Vernon museum – Oct 9

West Kelowna Library – Oct 10

Comox library – Oct 15

Nanimo North Library – Oct 17

Gabriola Library – Oct 19

Powell River Library – Oct 22

Sechelt – Oct 24 or 25

Squamish Library – Oct 28

Whistler Library Oct 29

New West Library – Oct 30

Some of the gaps will be filled in.

Fred and Monika plan to tour the Kootenays in November.