|photo by Julie Ferguson|
Eileen Kernaghan is the author of nine historical fantasy novels and a three-time winner of the Aurora Award for Canadian speculative fiction. Her latest novel, Sophie, in Shadow, (Thistledown Press, 2014) was shortlisted for the Sheila Egoff BC Book Prize and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. As well, her speculative short stories and poems have appeared in a number of North American magazines and anthologies. For many years Eileen, who lives in New Westminster, has led writing workshops at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the Kyle Centre in Port Moody.
Sophie, in Shadow is a novel of British India in World War I. Sixteen year old Sophie Pritchard, orphaned two years earlier by the sinking of the SS Titanic, begins a new life in 1914 India under the Raj. Kidnapping, enemy spies, and terrorist plots all play their parts against the background of a world at war and growing unrest in the Indian subcontinent. Soon Sophie’s powers of precognition will be called upon to help thwart a conspiracy that could incite a bloodbath in Calcutta and deliver India into enemy hands.
Burnaby Writers' Society/Spoken INK 8:00 PM -- 2nd Thursday of the Month
@ Wings Pub & Grill 6879 Kingsway, Burnaby 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
A Burnaby Writers' Society workshop session begins at 7 p.m., followed by the Spoken INK reading and Open Mic at 8 p.m.
Spoken INK is a reading series presented by the Burnaby Writers' Society on the second Thursday of each month (except July and August). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org