Some samples of my work...
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Ann Chandler is talented, dedicated, and hardworking.
Her writing is engaging, perceptive, and always meticulously researched, her fictional characters authentic and credible, and her creativity boundless.
Prize-Winning Author of 13 fiction novels, including
Clarinet Polka,and the poetry collection Dementia Americana
When 17 year old Angela travels to Italy to visit her aunt and uncle, she is caught up in the excitement of a 400 year old horse race called the Palio.
In 1910, while twelve-year-old Addy McLeod waits in a cabin in the Kootenay wilderness of southeastern British Columbia for her brother, Cask, to send for her, she fends off the unwanted advances of her alcoholic stepfather. When tragedy strikes, she is forced to flee and disguise herself as a boy.
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Readers Digest Meet two freedivers who descend deep into the ocean on a single breath. Freedivers Mandy-Rae Cruickshank and Kirk Krack could barely make out the ghostly image of the patrolling guard in the darkness. Hearts pounding, they waited for the signal, then crept around the razor-wire fence towards the water.
Readers Digest An innovative new website allows hospitalized children to learn about their conditions and stay in touch with the outside world.
More Magazine “I’m all about new challenges,” says Margaret Trudeau. The woman who became Canada’s youngest… To continue reading
More Magazine A gruelling physical regimen, barking drill sergeants – RCMP training is enough to make a grown man cry. Now imagine if you’re a woman over 40.
Best Health Dogs’ sniffers are proving to be excellent tools for the early detection of cancer. Michael McCulloch is lucky enough to take his dog to work. In fact, his dog is his work. The five-year-old miniature poodle named Captain Jennings is one of five dogs taking part in McCulloch’s ovarian cancer study at the Pine Street Foundation non-profit research facility in San Anselmo, California, where McCulloch is director of research
Best Health We often gaze enviously at glamorous-looking women in magazines and the movies, thinking we could never look like that. Perhaps pregnancy has changed our bodies; maybe a disease has eroded our self-confidence. We think we’re too fat or too thin, our breasts are too small or too large, we have stretch marks on our tummies, bony knees or a big nose. There’s always something. But boudoir photography is showing women they don’t need to be a model to feel sexy, confident and beautiful.
Aramco World The grin on Manuel Peixiubo’s weathered face appears easily beneath his frosty moustache. Peixiubo is jovial and friendly, but he works fast and doesn’t stop while he talks. Here on the Pipa cork farm near Coruche, 40 kilometres southeast of Lisbon in Portugal’s sunny Alentejo region, a man’s wage is only as good as his speed. At 67, Peixiubo is no amateur.
Aramco World Jarred awake by a thunderous explosion, Abdel Moneim Magzoub sat bolt upright in his sleeping cot on the porch of Station 6, the railway stop in northern Sudan where he worked as an attendant.
The Beaver From Pacific shores, over vast plains and ancient forest to the islands of the Atlantic coast, Canada hides a wealth of stories in her soil.
The Beaver How one of the world’s most popular games came into existence.
How a group of Inuit youth formed the first Inuit circus and travelled the world. Photo credit: Artcirq Productions
Spot On Dreaming of becoming a pilot is one thing – but racing your plane under a bridge at 400 kilometres per hour? You’d have to have some kind of nerve! But Pete McLeod, the youngest pilot in the Red Bull Air Race, says he never gets scared doing what he loves.
Spot On Try this! Walk on your hands and balance a football on your foot. This is freestyle soccer. It’s something between an art form and a sport, and it has made Jaime Bruno a star. Jaime became Canada’s top freestyle performer when he won last year’s Canadian Red Bull Street Style Championships.
Canadian Cowboy Lee Pinkerton loves a challenge. So when asked to transform the U.S. Border Patrol’s northern equine unit into an elite mounted force that could rival the best in the south he was hooked.
Canadian Cowboy …the Frolek family have protected the environment on the ranch. But what of it’s future?
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