Irish Beth Maddock (nee Fell) of Vernon, B.C. was a columnist for two local newspapers. She has had stories published in Reader's Digest Canada and broadcast on CHBC Television in the Okanagan. She is a published poet who has performed in and directed plays and musical theatre productions. As a playwright for a church drama production, her three part monologue "Tapestry"; helped fund-raise over $1,000. She is a member of SCBWI, Inscribe & The Word Guild. Her self-published children's book, The Great Carp Escape ($12.99), is an inspirational children's story based on her experiences as a child growing up on Okanagan Lake. Children discover a repellent-looking carp but later feel obliged to save it. 978-1-4866-0508-8

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