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First Name Emily-Jane Hills
Last Name Orford
Member Since January 1, 1990
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Branch Affiliation National Capital Region
Website http://emilyjanebooks.ca
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Bio An avid gardener, artist, musician and writer, Emily-Jane Hills Orford has fond memories and lots of stories that evolved from a childhood growing up in a haunted Victorian mansion. Told she had a ‘vivid imagination’, the author used this talent to create stories in her head to pass tedious hours while sick, waiting in a doctor’s office, listening to a teacher drone on about something she already knew, or enduring the long, stuffy family car rides. The author lived her stories in her head, allowing her imagination to lead her into a different world, one of her own making. As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story. Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (Telltale Publishing 2018), Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018), Gerlinda (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, To Be a Duke (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories. For more information on the author, check out her website at: http://emilyjanebooks.ca
Publications Mrs. Murray's Ghost: A Piccadilly Street Story Book 1 (Tell-Tale Publishing , 20180; Queen Mary's Daughter (Clean Reads, 2018); Gerlinda (Christine F. Anderson Publishing, 2016); To Be a Duke (Christine F. Anderson Publishing, 2014); Amazingly Extra-Ordinary Women (Baico, 2014); Still Delicious (Baico, 2014); Winter (Baico, 2013); It Happened in Canada Book 3 (Baico, 2011); It Happened in Canada Book 2 (Baico, 2010); Songs of the Voyageurs (Baico, 2010); Autumn (Baico, 2009); Personal Notes (Moosehide Books, 2008); The Whistling Bishop (Baico, 2008); Beyond the Ordinary (Baico, 2008); Beyond the Ordinary…And More (Baico, 2008); The Creative Spirit: Stories about 20th Century Artists (Baico, 2008); Summer (Baico Publishing, 2007); It Happened in Canada (Baico Publishing, 2007); Letters From Inside: The Notes and Nuggets of Margaret Marsh (Baico Publishing, 2006); Ukulele Yukon (Baico Publishing, 2006); Spring (PublishAmerica, 2005).
Other Memberships TWUC, OIW
Awards Honorable Mention, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards (2016: Gerlinda) Young Adult Honorable Mention, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards (2015: To Be a Duke) Middle Grades animal story Finalist, Silver Medal, Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2015: To Be a Duke) Middle Grades animal story Finalist, Silver Medal, Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2010: F-Stop: A Life in Pictures) creative nonfiction Finalist, Kenneth Galbraith Literary Awards (2009: F-Stop) creative nonfiction Finalist, Canadian Stories Creative Nonfiction Award (2009: The Wooden Nickel) creative nonfiction Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2009: The Whistling Bishop) creative nonfiction Canadian Music Educators Essay award (2007: A Place for Music) nonfiction Canada Council Grant (1978) nonfiction
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Genres Biography & Memoir, Childrens Books, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, e-Book, Educational, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Freelance, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Romance, Short Stories, Travel, Young Adult
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Freelance Writing