Paula E. Kirman: freelance communications professional, digital content specialist, and social entrepreneur.
“Book gives voice to neglected part of Canadian history.” Edmonton Journal website, Sunday, December 14, 2003. Review of The Very Narrow Bridge: A Memoir of an Uncertain Passage by Erwin Schild.
“Set the Table, Set the Mood.” Where Edmonton, November/December 2003. Article about festive table settings.
“Bob Dylan sings: Stephen Scobie makes music.” Prairie Books Now, Fall/Winter 2003, Number 33. Interview with Stephen Scobie, author of Alias Bob Dylan Revisited.
“Get tough? Get real! Lawyers promote alternative justice for youth.” Prairie Books Now, Fall/Winter 2003, Number 33. Interview with Ross Gordon Green and Kearney F. Healy, authors of Tough on Kids: Rethinking Approaches to Youth Justice.
“A life less ordinary: Gary McPherson keeps Rolling On.” Prairie Books Now, Fall/Winter 2003, Number 33. Interview with Gerald Hankins, author of Rolling On: The Story of the Amazing Gary McPherson.
“Spicier than you think: Author celebrates Prairie People.” Prairie Books Now, Fall/Winter 2003, Number 33. Interview with Robert Collins, author of Prairie People: A Celebration of My Homeland.
“Hatred against Jews has become more insidious these days.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, October 19, 2003. Review of The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It by Phyllis Chesler.
“Touching story about coming to terms with a father’s past.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, September 21, 2003. Review of One Hundred Million Hearts by Kerri Sakamoto.
“Les Yeux Noirs: Live” & “Jony Iliev & Band: Ma Maren Ma.” Penguin Eggs, Autumn 2003, Number 19. CD reviews.
“Idyllic childhood only a dream for these unfortunate ones.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, August 17, 2003. Review of Spit Against the Wind by Anna Smith andThe Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood by Hugh Hamilton.
“Teaching the “unteachable:” Stenson writes on the craft of writing.” Prairie Books Now, Summer 2003, Number 32. Interview with Fred Stenson, author ofThings Feigned or Imagined: The Craft in Fiction.
“Beauty in familiar places: Series captures identities of Wayside Wildflowers.” Prairie Books Now, Summer 2003, Number 32. Interview with Linda Kershaw, author of Alberta Wayside Wildflowers, Saskatchewan Wayside Wildflowers, and Manitoba Wayside Wildflowers.
“Making kids proud: Canadian history deserves a Big Book.” Prairie Books Now, Summer 2003, Number 32> Interview with Christopher Moore, author of The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories.
“Too Cute for Words? Picture book features polar bear cub.” Prairie Books Now, Summer 2003, Number 32. Interview with Rebecca L. Grambo, author of Borealis: A Polar Bear Cub’s First Year.
“Story of Jews in pre-Holocaust Germany is filled with irony.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, August 3, 2003. Review of The Pity of It All: A History of Jews in Germany: 1743-1933 by Amos Elon.
“Various Artists: Bhangra Beatz: A Naxos World,” “Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli: Electro Bamako and “Mariza: Fado Curvo.” Penguin Eggs, Summer 2003, Number 18. CD reviews.
“Wading into the glue of human relationships.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, June 22, 2003. Review of The Traveller’s Hat by Liza Potvin.
“First-timers key part of anthology’s fabric.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, May 18, 2003. Interview with Marjorie Anderson, co-editor of Dropped Threads 2: More of What We Aren’t Told.
“Coming up with the cash for college.” New Horizons, Spring 2003.
“The flip-side of ‘happily ever after:’ Essays expose unexpected twists and turns in women’s lives.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, April 20, 2003. Review of Dropped Threads 2: More of What We Aren’t Told edited by Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson.
“Learning from our mistakes: Dustbowl history offers lessons for the future.” Prairie Books Now, Spring 2003, Number 31. Interview with David C. Jones, author of Empire of Dust: Settling and Abandoning the Prairie Dry Belt.
“Landlovers celebrated: A Prairie picture book series continues.” Prairie Books Now, Spring 2003, Number 31. Interview with Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, author ofHeartland: A Prairie Sampler.
“Telling A Healthy Story: Books combine Aboriginal healing with Western medicine.” Prairie Books Now, Spring 2003, Number 31. Interview with Dr. Gilles Pinette, author of the Ningwakwe’s Healthy Life Series.
“Ordinary heroes: How everyday people took extraordinary risks to save Jews from the Nazis.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, March 30, 2003. Review of The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert.
“Germany’s forgotten tragedy: Essay addresses disturbing silence over Allied bombing of cities during Second World War.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, March 8, 2003. Review of On The Natural History of Destruction by W. G. Sebald.
“Destined for Stardom? Singer/songwriter beginning to fulfill lofty expectations.” Living Light News, January/February 2003. Interview with Ann Vriend.
“A day in the life of a kid: Coming-of-age story a wholesome look at childhood through a child’s eyes.” Edmonton Journal, Sunday, January 19, 2003. Review of A Tourist’s Guide to Glengarry by Ian McGillis.