One of my more recent books is
Sarah: a Memoir of Loss, which comes out
of a very important relationship in my life and a personal tragedy. It
is not a book for children, although many teens are reading it.
Currently sixty-nine women are missing from Vancouverís downtown
eastside. Almost all the women were addicted to heroin and most of them
were sex workers, working to support their addiction. A man named Robert Pickton has been charged with the murders of twenty-two of those women.
My sister, Sarah's DNA was found on his property in August 2002 and in
the spring of 2005, he was charged with her murder.
George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in BC Literature
2004VanCity Book Prize, 2004
Vancouver Book Award, Honourable Mention, 2004
Runner up for One Book, One Vancouver, 2004
Governor Generalís Award Nomination for Non-Fiction, 2003
A new edition with an additional
chapter about what transpired in
the five years after the book was first published came out in July, 2008.
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