Author Farah Heron will read from and discuss her latest fiction novel, The Chai Factor, an engrossing read that has something for everyone from barbershop quartets to women in STEM. She’ll be interviewed by Jillian Dagg. Hosted by Laura Trabucco.
Presented in partnership with Fort Erie Public Library. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Jillian Dagg is an author of many novels and has been a long time active member of The Writers' Union of Canada, including positions of Ontario Rep and Membership Chair. She is also a Charter Member of Romance Writers of America, with a place on their Honor Roll for selling more than a 100k copies, under her first pseudonym Faye Wildman. Jillian currently lives in the Niagara Region of Ontario and continues to write. Her latest novel, Heart in the Field, is the story of a love affair between journalists, set in Ontario. The book is available from Black Lyon Publishing and Amazon as an e book and paperback, as well as currently in production for an Audio version.
After a childhood raised on Bollywood, Monty Python, and Jane Austen, Farah Heron self-rejected her writing career before jotting down a single word, despite admitting her ultimate fantasy was to be a writer. But when she could no longer keep the story arcs straight in her daydreams, she started writing a few years ago and never looked back. She writes comedic women’s fiction full of huge South Asian families, delectable food, and most importantly, brown people falling stupidly in love. Prior to writing, she had careers in Human Resources and Psychotherapy. She lives in Toronto with her patient husband, surly teenager, and delightful middle-grader, along with two gerbils, one hamster, one rabbit, and a fish named Silvia. Farah is represented by Rachel Brooks at Bookends Literary.