Prairie Girls will be available for purchase on the bookstore shortly.
Prairie Girls is an unforgettable tale of a young adult who changes her life, and those around her, as she confronts bullies and false rumours with growing self-confidence. The novel features Madeline, one of the top figure skaters in Manitoba, CG her rival, and Annie, a Red River settler who once lived Winnipeg’s dynamic historical era then finds herself in the body of a 15-year-old in 21st century Winnipeg. Readers will enjoy the quirky humour and astonishing facts, such as when Winnipeg residents tarred and feathered the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Winnipeg Victorias won Stanley Cup several times, and Manitoba became the first province in Canada to extend voting rights to many women.
“Prairie Girls is a great story! The story snapped along and kept me wanting to find out what happened next.” —Lu Lazzarotto, Gabriola Island “Highly recommend it to anyone who loves history and heartwarming coming-of-age stories. This is definitely a five-star read!” —Laura Ren “Using shifting perspectives and convincing dialects, through personal challenges and unlikely friendships, Wyatt portrays Winnipeg both historical and present. An enlightening read!” —Avra Love, Winnipeg Manitoba “A fun romp through Winnipeg’s history from the perspective of a young girl from the past who finds herself in modern days. Her observations about the differences between the late 19th century of her youth and the present are sharp and entertaining.” —South Sound Book Group, Olympia Washington
Barbara Wyatt has earned degrees from the University of Kentucky (BA, Music), Syracuse University (MA, Television/Radio), and the University of Bristol (Film). Wind on the Sounds is based on her personal experience as a novice sailor aboard Nightrunner in the 2015 race. Wyatt can’t stop writing and enjoys gathering thoughts and creating stories. She has written for numerous magazines, including Boys’ Life, Good Old Boat, World and I, New York Tennis Magazine, and Northwest Travel. Her short stories appear in several Muddy Puddle Press anthologies, including The Sun Never Rises (2000) and One-Sentence Stories (2017). When she isn’t sailing in the waters of the Pacific Northwest, Wyatt is playing tennis, hiking, skiing, or learning about the history of Vancouver Island and its First Nations peoples. Wyatt lives with her husband near Seattle, Washington.
- Barbara Wyatt