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Caroline Shepard

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in Winnipeg, Canada


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CAROLINE SHEPARD grew up in Manitoba, and spent the best of her summers poking along the shores of the Winnipeg River.She has since lived in Ontario and Quebec,with periods of work,study and travel in the UK, the US, Europe,and Africa. She was first published in leading literary journals at age fifty.

'Off Centre', her debut collection of short fiction was short listed for the 2005 Danuta Gleed Award.
'Unlit Spaces', her well received first novel, was launched at a kitchen style fiddling party at a local Ottawa pub in September 2014.

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Caroline Shepard What works best for me is to be busy with what I like and need to do, and watch how my mind is at work writing, even when I'm not putting pen to paper…moreWhat works best for me is to be busy with what I like and need to do, and watch how my mind is at work writing, even when I'm not putting pen to paper. Stepping back this way, for however long it takes, is part of my writing process.(less)
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Off Centre

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Just before the September launch of my latest book, ‘Unlit Spaces’, I sat at my desk across from the above mentioned random items cupboard, searching for a particular word that was eluding me. My mind wandered, and I found myself pondering the mysteries of self-publishing. I began forming in my mind some spectacularly wise riff about trad Read more of this blog post »
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