A bestselling author is touring the North to celebrate her new book Alone in the Great Unknown.
In the book Caroll Simpson describes her experiences, joys and challenges operating a fishing lodge in Northwest BC.
According to Simpson, the book is about the first ten years of her journey at the lodge which was located on Babine Lake.
She said that she decided to write the book after she left the lodge because leaving was tragic for her.
“My heart really broke and I was depressed for two years and I started going through my journals and really felt comfort in reading about the beauty and the wilderness and the home that I created there,” Simpson said.
She added that reminiscing about her time in the North was healing for her.
Simpson also said that the journal was a big help in being able to write the book because she would see what she wrote on separate pages.
“Going through all of that it healed me, it seriously healed me and I knew that I had to share this with friends that helped me create these memories and of course for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren,” she said.
According to Simpson the book tour has been like a homecoming for her.
She said that to celebrate the book she knew she wanted to come to the North first because it is near to her heart.
Simpson now lives on Vancouver Island.
Simpson will be at the Smithers Art Gallery this evening (Wednesday) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Terrace tomorrow (Oct 20) and Prince George on on Saturday.
Anyone wishing to purchase the book can get it at their local bookstore.