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Kat Karpenko

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Windsor Ontario, Canada
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Kat Karpenko has spent most of her life in Nova Scotia and learned to love the forests, the ocean and the history of this beautiful province. She has also lived in England and Australia and travelled through areas of Europe, the USA and Thailand.
Of Ukrainian descent, she has been a teacher in the ancient craft of pysanky, the intricately designed Easter eggs of Ukraine.
Her writing portfolio contains newspaper and magazine articles, technical manuals, short stories and two historical novels.
She was employed in various administrative positions at Mount Saint Vincent and Dalhousie Universities while living in Nova Scotia. Now retired, she focusses on creative writing and divides her time between Mazatlan, Mexico and Canada.

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My first concept took the form of a short story about the photograph of my grandparents’ farewell get-together before leaving Ukraine in 1928. It’s a wonderful photo with faces full of character. Chapter two of my book is taken mainly from this short story through the eyes of my father who was nine years old at the Read more of this blog post »
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