The Dundurn Blog

April 15, 2019 – Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Kristine Scarrow’s If This Is Home, is a finalist for the 2019 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Snow Willow Award!

If This Is Home is a story of love and family that follows young Jayce, who helps her single mother and cares for her four-year-old sister while her mother works two jobs. When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, Jayce decides to seek out her estranged father in the hopes that he will return to their family and make everything better.

Wasted Time Blog

I began writing this work upon nearing eleven full years in Federal custody. A good friend, who was also a lawyer from my past, perplexed by my continued incarceration, volunteered to represent me pro bono at a future parole hearing. It had been suggested many times by a few lawyers (including this one) that I write a biography, and since I was currently without finances to reward this offer, I secretly set about putting pen to paper.

 

Deep Water Dream Blog

Having just completed my second book, Deep Water Dream, as well as a second edition of my first book, A Doctor’s Quest, I am reflecting on the process of creating a book. It feels a bit like the Indigenous carvers, who take a piece of wood or soapstone, and listen to it to slowly understand what they are to create. Writing is a craft like that, the ongoing refinement, reordering, restructuring, and adding of sudden new insights that change the shape of what you are writing.