Maternal Mysteries: Samantha M. Bailey & Marjorie Celona

Samantha M. Bailey, Marjorie Celona and Katrina Onstad

Maternal Mysteries: Samantha M. Bailey & Marjorie Celona

Samantha M. Bailey, Marjorie Celona and Katrina Onstad

2:45pm

Saturday, October 31

45 mins

Join novelist and journalist Katrina Onstad as she sits down with authors Samantha M. Bailey and Marjorie Celona to talk about the experience of motherhood, in its many stages, as demonstrated in their latest books. Bailey presents her bestselling debut, Women on the Edge, accounting a desperate moment on a subway platform that changes two women’s lives forever. Celona presents How a Woman Becomes a Lake, a taut, suspenseful novel about the dark corners of a small town and the secrets that lurk within.

Interviewer: Katrina Onstad

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Join novelist and journalist Katrina Onstad as she sits down with authors Samantha M. Bailey and Marjorie Celona to talk about the experience of motherhood, in its many stages, as demonstrated in their latest books. Bailey presents her bestselling debut, Women on the Edge, accounting a desperate moment on a subway platform that changes two women’s lives forever. Celona presents How a Woman Becomes a Lake, a taut, suspenseful novel about the dark corners of a small town and the secrets that lurk within.

Interviewer: Katrina Onstad

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Featured Authors

Samantha M. Bailey is the USA TODAY and #1 nationally bestselling author of Woman on the Edge, which has sold in 11 countries to date. She is also a journalist and freelance editor; her work has appeared in NOW Magazine, The Village Post, The Thrill Begins and The Crime Hub, among other publications. Watch Out for Her is her second novel. Samantha lives in Toronto, where she’s currently working on her next book. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram @SBaileyBooks and on her website at SamanthaMBailey.com.

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Marjorie Celona’s debut novel, Y, won France's Grand Prix Littéraire de l'Héroïne and was nominated for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, her work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, The Sunday Times, and elsewhere. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Marjorie teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Oregon.

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Katrina Onstad is a multiple award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, New York Times Magazine, the Guardian and Elle. Her critically lauded novels include How Happy to Be and Everybody Has Everything, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award. Katrina's latest novel, Stay Where I Can See You, won the Howard Engel Award from the Canadian Crime Writers' Association for Best Canadian Crime Novel Set in Canada, 2021. Onstad lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.    

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2:45pm

Saturday, October 31

45 mins

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