Stéphanie Perreault Ken “The General” Grant R.J. Harlick Rachel Becher Tanya Wodicka
Brian Doyle Maddie Landon Ray Verdon Phil Jenkins
Left to right: Ken "The General" Grant, Stéphanie Perreault, Tanya Wodicka, Ray Verdon, R.J. Harlick, Janet LeRoy, Maddie Landon, Ruth Salmon, Phil Jenkins, Brian Doyle
From Stéphanie Perreault:
I am writing after a long sleep filled with dreams of the market. I am not talking about fruits and vegetables, flowers, honey, or other delectable products that surrounded me this morning, but of human kindness and warmth, of words artfully aligned that made my ears tickle.
From meeting Norma Geggie, whose work helped me in writing my Sainte-Croix series, to hearing a fairy tale in rhymes that made my famous laugh resonate, from sharing a table with Janet LeRoy, extremely talented storyteller, to exchanging with Ray Verdon about our shared interest in unearthing buried secrets from World War II, meeting the kind general and your own Brian Doyle, putting a face to the Meg Harris mysteries, discussing fruits and travels for way too short a time... I could go on and on...
All this to say, Wakefield is just as I write it: warm and welcoming. I was charmed as a teenager and I am never disappointed when I come back.