Born and raised in southern Ontario, Vanessa Farnsworth is a writer and journalist who makes her home in a log cabin in the interior of British Columbia. She received her education from York University, the Humber School for Writers, and the print journalism program at Sheridan College where she picked up the TJ Allen Memorial Award for journalism. Her numerous articles on nature, the environment and agriculture have appeared in magazines across Canada and her fiction has been published in Canadian and American literary journals. One of her short stories was nominated for the Journey Prize. Vanessa is the author of two previous books: Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada (Signature Editions, 2013) and The Things She?ll Be Leaving Behind (Thistledown Press, 2018).
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Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
Signature Editions began its publishing career under the name of Nuage Editions in 1986. As a 16-person collective based in Montreal, Nuage published two to four books a year for the next several years. In 1992 one of the partners, Karen Haughian, took over the reins and ramped ... Read more
When I first sat down to write what would become Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada, I was under the impression that Lyme was rare. Indeed, when I was diagnosed in 2007, I had the first confirmed case of Lyme disease in my community’s ... Read more
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