Cristy Watson – Surrey Muse

Cristy Watson is a poet, and an award-winning author of eight novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Her titles include ‘On Cue’ (2016), ‘Benched’ (2011), and ‘Living Rough’ (2011). As a poet, she received an editor’s choice award in CV2’s 2-Day Poem contest in 2013. Cristy also participates in the Poetry Marathon in June, preferring the half-marathon where she writes twelve poems to twelve prompts in twelve hours. She volunteers at the Surrey International Writer’s Conference. At this time, Cristy is the Committee Chair for Wise Words and she is looking forward to engaging senior writers in a meaningful dialogue through this new project by the Federation of BC Writers (FBCW).

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Contact Cristy
cristywatson@icloud.com

At the July 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cristy Watson will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-july-23

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Christine Grimard – Surrey Muse

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Christine Grimard is a writer of fiction and creative prose. Her work has been published in magazines and anthologies, most recently in Saving Seeds, an anthology by the New West Writers that bears the name of one of Christine’s contributions to it.

Christine ‘has been writing since she was capable of making marks on paper’. She writes to understand the world, express feelings, chronicle her adventures, and to give flight to an active imagination. She loves the power of words to transport both herself and others.

In addition to writing her own stories, Christine enjoys experiencing others’ writings, and that has led her to get involved in different writers’ groups including New West Writers, Golden Ears Writers, and the Federation of BC Writers. As well, she is the founder of Mission Writers critique group.

A self-confessed 3-Day Novel addict, and a proud graduate of the 2009 Writers’ Studio at SFU, Christine hopes that when she dies, many years from now, it will be ‘with a pen clutched in her gnarled hand and a smile of satisfaction on her lips’.

Meanwhile, she has several novels in revision, and we hope to see one of them published this year.

More about Christine
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Christine’s Blog
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At the April 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Christine will present from her unpublished stories. More about the gathering is here:
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Margo Bates – Surrey Muse

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Margo Bates has captured the idioms, slang and expressions — the very nature of northern life — because she lived it.
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Margo is a delightful author who cannot help but bring her characters to life, just so she can have some fun with them again. Or so it seems, at least from her very well-received début novel ‘P.S. Don’t Tell Your Mother’ (Authorhouse, Indiana 2006).

Bates combines oral history and storytelling with fiction, and she does it with relish and ease creating for the reader consecutive joyful reading experiences through the pages of her book. And here is some buzz about her work:
http://www.margobates.com/pages/what_people_are_saying

This year, she is coming out with two books. Her soon-to-be-launched second novel ‘The Queen of a Gated Community’, and a cookbook ‘Good Cookin’ at Marge’s Diner… hundreds served!’

As well, Margo is an expert publicist and media relations practitioner, and is the owner of Margo Bates Publicity. She also offers workshops in humor writing and publicity for authors.

Margo is Vice President and Chair of the Program & Publicity Committee of the Canadian Authors Association Vancouver Branch, a member of the Federation of BC Writers and an alumna of Erma Bombeck Humor Writers Workshop.

She is a gourmet cook, accomplished photographer and an avid traveller. She lives with her husband in a seaside community south of Vancouver.

Margo is now working on her third novel, ‘The Funeral Follower’.

Visit her website: www.margobates.com
Contact her: margo@margobates.com

At Surrey Muse, we are excited to have Margo Bates. She will present readings from her work at our January 27 meeting scheduled to be held at City Centre Library in Surrey from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. View our January-June 2012 program here.

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