- Connie Denesiuk, former president of theB.C. School Trustees Association and director of the Canadian School BoardAssociation
"The level of skill in thesewriters is par to bestselling authors. Well worth a cuddle-up in a comfy chairfor an evening of reading. Thank you to all of the authors who took the time toentertain, teach, and engage their audience."
- Janice Perrino, executive director of the SouthOkanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation
"Voices from the Valleys reflects the uniqueness, diversity andcultural richness that exists in BC's interior. This wonderful collection ofstories and poems is a treat for anyone."
- Gary Doi,former school superintendent and creator of the Inspiring Hope book series
"What truly captures the unique beauty of aregion are the people who live there. Voices from the Valleys, acreative and special collection from passionate and talented authors, is adelightful read."
- Dan Albas, MP forCentral Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola
"Written by some of BritishColumbia's finest writers, Voices fromthe Valleys is a delightful collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.Well worth picking up and hard to put down, many of the stories slide thereader into the unique and beautiful geography of BC's Interior."
- CocoAders-Weremczuk, President, Federation of BC Writers
About the Author
Jodie Renner, a former teacher and librarian with a master'sdegree, is a fiction editor, well-known blogger, and award-winning author ofthree editor's guides to writing compelling fiction, Fire up Your Fiction, Captivate Your Readers, and Writing a Killer Thriller.
She has also published twoclickable, time-saving e-resources, Quick Clicks: Spelling List and Quick Clicks: Word Usage, and isbusy organizing and editing several anthologies. Her next anthology, to bereleased in 2016, is entitled Childhood Regained - Stories of Hope forAsian Child Workers and is also for charity. She hopes to compile andedit more BC anthologies in the future.
Jodie grew up in the interior of BC, attended UBC and SFU,and taught in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. She has travelled a lot andmoved a lot. After living in Ontario for 30 years, she is thrilled to be backin BC and around her family. She now makes her home in Penticton, where, when she's not editing, writing, judging short storiesfor contests, or presenting writing workshops, she enjoys dancing, music,photography, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
Jodie's blog, Resources for Writers: jodierennerediting.blogspot.ca/