Joan Soggie Online Book LaunchThursday Feb 25 2021 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Zoom
Join us as we celebrate the virtual launch of Prairie Grass featuring author Joan Soggie in conversation with Sandra Fowler. Co-presented by BWL Publishing. 7 PM SK.
Prairie Grass spans two centuries and tells a story as big as the Great Plains and as easily missed as an earth-hugging prairie crocus. First Nations, Métis and settlers live out the consequences of decisions made before they were born. Most of the people and some of the places are fictitious. All the history is true.
A lifelong Saskatchewan prairie dweller, Joan Soggie lives and writes in the village of Elbow on Lake Diefenbaker. Living all her life in the prairies has led her to explore the many mysteries that cloud our past. The organic relationship between the land and its people was the theme of her non-fiction regional history book, Looking for Aiktow. This theme carries on throughout her quintessentially-Saskatchewan historical novel Prairie Grass.
Sandra Fowler from Eyebrow, lives just down the road from Elbow, where Joan resides. Sandra and her husband John operate a livestock operation (cattle and sheep). Their land is mostly grassland and includes some native prairie.
Sandra worked for 9 years for the Farm Stress Line. As a mature student, she went back to University and at the age of 50, received her Bachelor of Social Work degree, the same day as her oldest daughter received her degree. Until she retired, Sandra worked for the Five Hills Health Region as an Assessor Coordinator for Home Care/Long Term Care.
Sandra loves to read, both fiction and non fiction. She has been part of 2 book clubs and faithfully attends the Moose Jaw Festival of Words each year. Historical fiction is a special love of Sandra’s and she is thrilled with Joan’s book, based in rural Saskatchewan.