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Deanna Kawatski

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in Salmon Arm, Canada
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Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Edward Abbey

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Deanna Barnhardt Kawatski was born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia and grew up in Kamloops, B.C.. She travelled extensively in the 1970's and spent three years living in Europe, her travels financed by intense bouts of tree planting back in B.C.. Deanna met author, George Ryga in 1974 and he beame her mentor. In 1978 she worked as a forestry lookout attendant in Northern B.C. where she met her hermit husband. For the next thirteen years she led the life of a pioneering mother in the wilderness. At the same time she wrote feature articles for magazines such as Mother Earth News, Harrowsmith, Country Journal, and Canadian Gardening. Her life has been the subject of two CBC television documentaries and two books. WILDERNESS MOTHER became a bes ...more

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Deanna Kawatski The best thing about being a writer is having an ability to use words in an effective way that can be shared, of recognizing words as the foundation…moreThe best thing about being a writer is having an ability to use words in an effective way that can be shared, of recognizing words as the foundation of one's own creative expression, and the joy of entering the flow state when the story simply writes itself upon the page.(less)
Deanna Kawatski My advice for aspiring writers is simple: Just write. Stop talking so much about what you want to write and simply dig in and do it. The magic will…moreMy advice for aspiring writers is simple: Just write. Stop talking so much about what you want to write and simply dig in and do it. The magic will only begin once you've let go of the shore and embarked upon the journey. (less)
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It has been a long time since I've posted in here and this is not for lack of literary activity. At present I am at work on a novel of historical fiction, "Searching for Sophia", based on the life of my great-grandmother, who came from Norway and was one of the first pioneer settlers in the North Shuswap. In keeping with this literary adventure my daughter, Natalia, and I made a trip to Norway... Read more of this blog post »
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