Frances Greenslade

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Frances Greenslade

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I was born in the Niagara Peninsula and grew up playing in the orchards and vineyards around our family's farm. I can remember climbing under the thickest cover of grape vines to read and write stories in the long grass there. At about age 11, when we moved to Winnipeg, I wrote my first novel, on a desk made of boards, in the crawlspace of our house. The story involved an attic, a girl and a mystery.

Red Fox Road, a novel for middle grade readers, was written to the girl in the crawlspace, writing her book in a Hilroy scribbler. A story of resilience and survival, Red Fox Road is about thirteen-year-old Francie (of course!) who is stranded alone on a remote road in the Oregon wilderness after the fam
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A Fine Balance

I'm re-reading A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. This time of year, I start thinking about "beach reading," by which I mean something juicy, totally engrossing and narrative-driven. Reading to get sun-burned by (because I stay too long, not wanting to put the book down). A Fine Balance isn't a beach read. It's like several novels in one and each story winds out in an inevitable flattening of the Read more of this blog post »
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when i was thirteen, i had a journal. and i would lie on my tummy and kick my feet in the air and record my tiny thoughts.

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