DECKER, Karla




Author Tags: Cariboo

As an editor at Heritage House, Karla Decker of Victoria co-edited Heart of the Cariboo–Chilcotin: More Stories Worth Keeping (Heritage 2007) and she has edited a third book in the series, Heart of the Cariboo–Chilcotin: Three (Heritage 2008). The latter contains stories by Rich Hobson, Paul St. Pierre, Irene Stangoe, Hilary Place, Eldon Lee and Eric Collier, as well as Barry Broadfoot’s tribute to Fred Lindsay, Bruce Ramsey’s description of Barkerville’s Chinatown, pioneer Bill Hong’s account of what was done with Barkerville’s deceased Chinese residents, an eyewitness account of a near-fatal Aboriginal wrestling match, wilderness lover Lutie Ulrich Cochran’s story about her pet weasel, Chilcotin pioneer Will D. Jenkins Sr.’s vignette about a loon family and a new story by Ann Walsh. Decker also unearthed an excerpt by Arthur H. Townsend, a little-known but prolific Gospel minister.

[BCBW 2008] "Cariboo"

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Three