Author Tags: Biography, History, Mining
Jim Elliot, born into a coal mining family, spent most of his young life moving from mining town to mining town. By the time he was university-bound, he had attended 11 different schools. His 40-year career as an ordained United Church minister was split between BC and Alberta, where he worked in rural, suburban and First Nation communities before finishing as head of an inner city mission in Vancouver. Now retired, he lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife Geniene.
Belly of Blackness: Coal Dust is in My Genes (Granville Island Pub. $19.95) Elliot’s first novel, chronicles the lives of a young immigrant couple, cast off by their wealthy Italian and Scottish families, as they move from mining town to mining town in the search for a better life.
Belly of Blackness: Coal Dust is in My Genes (Granville Island Pub. 2014) $19.95 978-1-926991-30-6