Where: Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe Edmonton 10111 Bellamy Hill
When: Wednesday 19 March 2008 noon MDT
Debbie Marshall has worked as a freelance writer and editor for over twenty years, contributing to local and national magazines and on-line publications, including Legacy, Alberta Views, The Beaver, NeWest Review, Canadian Heritage, The Canadian Encyclopedia, The United Church Observer, and others. For eight years, she was editor of the national Exchange Magazine for Adult Learners. In 2001, she co-authored Candles to Kilowatts: 100 Years of Edmontons Power Company (Duval House). Since then, Marshall has contributed to anthologies such as Dropped Threads II (Toronto: Random House, 2003) and Push It! (Cleveland: UCP, 2002). She has also edited collections, including Spiritual Quest: Stories from Life (Toronto: UCPH, 2003) and the Edmonton best seller Big Enough Dreams (Edmonton: Learning Community Press, 2006)an anthology describing the compelling lives of developmentally disabled Albertans.
Most recently, Marshalls passionate love for history was revealed in another Edmonton bestseller, Give Your Other Vote to the Sister: A Womans Journey into the Great War, (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2007). Give Your Other Vote is a biography of one of the first two women elected to a legislature anywhere in the British Empire. That woman was Roberta MacAdams, an Edmontonian serving overseas during World War I. Marshalls biography not only describes this compelling politician, but also the authors own journey across Canada and Europe as she attempted to reclaim the life of this forgotten woman.
Debbie Marshall continues to be interested in the First World War, and is currently writing the true story of three Canadian war correspondents and their experiences covering the conflict that changed the world.
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