August 2, 2014 -- A great pleasure to sit down "At Eleven" and talk with blogger par excellence, Matilda Magtree about Italy and The Whirling Girl today.
July 15, 2014 -- STOP PRESS! My story collection A Message for Mr. Lazarus long out of print, is now available as an e-book on all platforms. Winner of the Danuta Gleed Award, finalist for the B.C. Book Prize, etc. For more info about the book, and reviews, click on the cover image to the left.
Thanks to the ever-enlivening Matilda Magtree, for inviting me on a blog tour!
Here's my stop: -- and I'll fill you in on other cool writers as they join in.
What a fine surprise to discover this blog piece about "The Whirling Girl's Younger Sister"
The Allegra Series,
Many thanks to editor and memoirist Allyson Latta for inviting me to take part in her terrific series about "Where writers write".
You'll find it at the following link, along with illuminating pieces by others:
Thanks to Thompson Rivers University and the Kamloops Library System:
I'll be reading from "The Whirling Girl" and talking about Etruscan archaeology --
Thursday October 3 -- 7:00 pm -- North Kamloops Library.
I so look forward to meeting up with readers writers from Kamloops and area!
Summer-time on the waves...It's been exciting, over the summer, to get reports of The Whirling Girl floating back and forth on BC Ferries, on the "Best Seller" shelf.June 25
Lovely to discover a perceptive review by the talented Holley Rubinsky, on Goodreads:Click here:
What a fun "Fashion and Fiction" event, at the classic Eileen Fisher boutique in Vancouver, on May 9th, where the novelist Caroline Adderson and I were invited to "weave" together a reading from our recent work. Pictures here:
Thanks to novelist Sheila Dalton for a marvellous review of The Whirling Girl on Goodreads:click here:
CBC RADIO WEST. on "THE DISH" -- talking about "Tuscan Treats" (and a maverick character from The Whirling Girl who's barged out of the novel to start blogging her own recipes) here:
And a lovely surprise: OPEN BOOK TORONTO chose The Whirling Girl as one of its six Valentines Day Picks:
To see the list, click here:Thanks to Gail-Anderson Dargatz
for inviting me to write her February Guest Post: The Butterfly, The Cathedral, The Stranger at the Gate(to read please click here):
...and for much more on her terrific site: click here:And from Angie Abdou in another recent tweet (thank you Angie!)
"Intelligent but fun too. Whirling Girl is full of Italian sunshine & wine & sex. Intelligent yes but not only."
— angie abdou (@angie_abdou) January 31, 2013Coming up January 30th
I'll be taking part in the Vancouver Writer's Fest "Incite" Series:
-- reading and discussion --
with C.P. Boyko, and Bradley Somer
Sure to be an intriguing evening. 7:30 p.m., Vancouver Public Library, Wednesday Jan. 30
For more info about the event, click here:December 15: Interview in Vancouver Sun: click here:
(December 10: Thanks to Open Book Toronto for posting The Whirling Girl book trailer as "Video of the Week".
click here: -
December 8 -- to see the great video book trailer Cormorant has just produced,
December 8: Review on "A Writer's LIfe" by British/Italian writer Kathleen Jones:
"I enjoyed reading this from the moment I opened the book. Barbara Lambert's prose is rewarding and her handling of a complex plot very sure-footed ... Soaked in Italian sunshine and Tuscan wine -- jewel bright with antiquities and rare botanical specimens ... A very satisfying read."
For complete review, click here:
Guest Post on "A Writer's Life", the blog site of British/Italian poet and biographer (and avid reader) Kathleen Jones.
December 4: Review at the Red Room:
"Barbara Lambert's impressionistic prose is airy and elegant, lush and sensual, offering an authentic taste of a Tuscan summer..."click here:December 3: On Goodreads by Linda Lappin in Italy:click here: From Caroline Adderson:: “What a delicious read! I loved being in Italy for a few weeks with the beautifully flawed Clare and participating in her Etruscan comedy of manners. The dialogue was exceptional, so witty! And the descriptions! … A delight.”
And for the latest from Marta Dottorelli, maverick blogger of Tuscan recipes: click Nettle Soup
on the menu to your right, or:click here:October 4: New today at "History and Women" -- Those Scandalous ETRUSCAN women:click here: October 1: Reviews at "History and Women" and "Historical Novel Review:click here:Guest post on "Book Drunkard" -- "Squeaky Delectable Little Bites"click here:Meanwhile (September 27) a review by "Book Drunkard": (Great addiction, Martnina. Keep it up!)
LitChat: Wednesday Sept 16:"The Inheritance Issue":
September 21:Review: "Beyond the Fields we Know"
September 19: It was fun to visit with The Book Chick this morning. Thank you, Jonita!
September 16: "Cupid in the Tuscan Woods"
Breaking News, September 15 : Lovely to wake up to this morning: review of The Whirling Girl, at literary magazine "Tuck":
An interview, with Bonnie The Koala Bear Writer::
Excerpts from a review by Theresa Kishkan in the Sunshine Coast magazine, Harbour Spiel.
“In a meadow filled with wild flowers and curious mounds, there is an ancient house that botanical artist Clare Livingston is both delighted and dismayed to learn that she has inherited from her estranged uncle. This gift is about forgiveness – but to whom, and for what?
Penticton writer Barbara Lambert’s new novel, The Whirling Girl (Cormorant, 2012), is set among the Etruscan ruins near Cortona, an Italian landscape she lovingly describes and notates like music….”And for a hot-off-the-press interview with Pearl Luke (of the wonderful "Madame Zee")click here:THE WHIRLING GIRL is out in bookstores now!
for an interview with OPEN BOOK TORONTO click here:
for an interview with OPEN BOOK ONTARIO featuring books that have influenced writers in their work:click here:
For an earlier piece on Francie Greenslade's interesting page featuring writers talking about their favourite writing spots. (Mine's a hammock.)click here:
There was an interview in the March edition of Quill & Quire, (written by Sarah Greene). Thank you, Sarah. -- and I was thrilled to do a guest post on the wonderful Women and History site: (click here) -- for episode two (deconstructing warrior-woman fashion): click here:
For ongoing news about THE WHIRLING GIRL please stay tuned, both here and on my Facebook page,
(and do check out the "Soical Media" on the menu to the right, as well).And in other news -- A MYSTERY! -- at Dr. Johnson's Corner. (click link on menu at right of this site).
Who is Lucy Thora Ferrier, the contributor who has sent in a sizzling short story?
Does anyone out there know?