Alison Preston -- Book LaunchThursday Oct 06 2011 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Launch of The Girl in the Wall (Signature Editions).
Former Inspector Frank Foote has left the Winnipeg Police force and gone into home renovations. Tearing down a wall on a job one day he finds the skeleton of a small female. On the trail to discover the girl’s identity Frank finds himself drawn back into the past and into the world of the unusual Mrs. Mortimer who lived nearby and had a short-lived business taking photographs of the dead.
Alison Preston was born and raised in Winnipeg. After trying on a number of other Canadian cities, she returned to her home town, where she currently resides. All of her books, including A Blue and Golden Year, The Rain Barrel Baby and The Geranium Girls, are set in the Norwood Flats area of Winnipeg. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg and a letter carrier for 28 years, Alison has been twice nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She was also shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for Cherry Bites and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher for Sunny Dreams.