November 22

Two Authors, Two Books. Dorothy Bentley with her YA tale Escape from the Wildfire, and Dee Hahn, with her middle-grade story, The Grave Thief, will interview each other and read from their novels. This is an online event. Thank you to Shelf Life Books, in Calgary, for hosting the event! November 24, 2022, 7 PM, MT. Please find the join link by clicking on the Shelf Life link above.

The Buffy, Wood Buffalo Excellence in the Arts Awards. Arts Council Wood Buffalo. Dorothy is one of the featured authors. She has been nominated for an award in the Literary Arts category. The event will take place in person and online, October 22, 2022.


Book Signing, Escape from the Wildfire. Owl’s Nest Books, Monday October 17th, 7 – 8 PM. Thank you to Owl’s Nest Books for hosting this author event! Books are now in store.


Escape from the Wildfire, author reading plus Q&A. Yooneek Books, Okotoks, Alberta. Wednesday September 28, 2022, 6:30 PM. Thank you to this wonderful little bookstore for hosting this event!


M(othering) Anthology, Inanna Education & Publications Inc. One of several poets reading for the Single Onion Poetry Reading Series. Shelf Life Books, Calgary, Alberta. Thursday September 15, 7 PM, 2022.

Summer Northing Coming, Winter North Coming, picture book reading during Storytime. Wood Buffalo Regional Library. Thursday June 23, 1 PM, 2022.

Writers’ Guild of Alberta annual conference. In person at the Calgary Central Library, June 4; Children’s Literature panel discussion, online June 5, 2022.

M(othering) Anthology launch, Calgary Central Library, Performance Theatre, June 2, 2022

Special Book Appearances

YMM Urban Farmers’ Market. Purchase Summer North Coming at the market. The market is open most weekends at their indoor location.

Fort McMurray Heritage Village Gift Shop. Purchase a copy of Summer North Coming at the gift shop whenever it is open.

Shelf Life Books, Calgary. Purchase a signed copy of Summer North Coming from this independent bookseller.

Audrey’s Books, Edmonton, has copies of Summer North Coming. Pick up a copy to read to your children or classroom.

OAC Art Gallery. Okotoks Arts Council hosts a beautiful art gallery where Dorothy’s poetry picture book, Summer North Coming, is for sale in the gift shop.

Yooneek Books in Okotoks carries copies of Dorothy’s book, Escape from the Wildfire.

Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary now has copies of Escape from the Wildfire in stock.

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