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Who is Jacqueline Windh?
I am both a scientist and a communicator: writer, photographer, and broadcaster. I don't believe in limiting myself to one medium to convey my ideas. It's not that big a deal to master the technology; I use the medium that best suits my story.
I am author or co-author of four published books (and there are more coming!) and my articles and stories have been published in quality magazines and newspapers around the world.
My photographs have appeared in magazines around the world and in four solo shows in Canada and Europe.
My radio documentaries have played on CBC Radio (Canada) and internationally. Read my bio.
Where is Jacqueline right now?
Suffering the dark days in Port Alberni... I have to admit, it's actually very good weather for writing (if nothing else). I'm looking forward to solstice, and at least the knowledge that the days are getting longer - even if it won't be very apparent until January.
Dave and I are hiking and running lots, in spite of the rain, preparing for a 50k ultramarathon on Orcas Island, WA, in February - and then both looking forward to running a 6-day ultra on the lovely Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe in April! What's new? Dave and I have a running blog, with pix of all of our adventures. Check it out: http://daveandjackierun.wordpress.com
I've finished my first screenplay, and am now focussing on finishing up my next book, My Secret Sasquatch (and other possibilities). This is a very fun book for me - a collection of stories that slide around in that zone between fact and fiction, all set on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island. Click on the cover image to visit the book's website.
Following my visit last year to Navarino Island (Chilean Patagonia), I'm excited to be working with my collaborator Cristina Zárraga, to release a North American English-language edition of Hai kur mamashu shis, the collection of traditional Yagán tales that I translated from Spanish to English. I'm looking at printing and distribution options now, and am aiming for a release in 2013. I'm also thinking about book tour venues - let me know if you have ideas!
I also have four previously published books.
Thomas King: The Inconvenient Indian
Grant Lawrence: Adventures in Solitude
Charles Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle
Joseph Boyden: Three Day Road
Wade Davis: The Wayfarers
Angie Abdou: The Bone Cage
J. A. Bakerl: The Peregrine
Oliver Sacks: The Mind's Eye
V.S. Ramachandran: A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness
Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers
Barbara Gowdy: Mr. Sandman
Andrew Nikiforuk: Empire of the Beetle
Jonathan Franzen: Freedom
Brian Brett: Trauma Farm
Jerry Thompson: Cascadia's Fault
Bausch&Cassill: The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction 7th ed.
Italo Calvino: If On a Winter's Night a Traveler...
Jorge Luís Borges: Ficciones
Italo Calvino: Numbers in the Dark
David Pitt-Brooke: Chasing Clayoquot
George Monbiot: Bring on the Apocalypse
Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness
Cormac McCarthy: The Crossing
Lawrence Hill: The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name
John Fowles: The Magus
Atwood&Weaver: The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories
John Gould: Kilter: 55 Fictions
Betsy Trumpener: The Butcher of Penetang
Marian Engel: Bear
Alice Munro: Too Much Happiness
E.A.Poe: The Narrative of A. Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Kate Grenville: The Secret River