New author launched in Fernie

A book based on the life of a Fernie ski bum was launched this week.

Lisa McGonigle reads from her first book Snowdrift at it’s launch party at the Brickhouse in Fernie.

A book based on the life of a Fernie ski bum was launched this week.

Oolichan books launched its latest release at the Brickhouse in Fernie on Monday night.

Snowdrift by Lisa McGonigle documents the experiences of an Irish student who ran away from her Oxford Scholarship to the mountains of Fernie and Rossland to live the ski bum lifestyle.

McGonigle uses her emails to friends and family back home to share her stories of life in Fernie.

She was introduced to the crowd by fellow Fernie author, Angie Abdou, who also released her new book The Canterbury Trail, which also tells the story of a ski bum.

Abdou said that Snowdrift is important because it reflects a time when Epistolary (letter-writing) novels were popular.

McGonigle had the crowd in stitches as she read an email she had sent home to her family about injuring herself while snowboarding at the terrain park, and the trip down the hill with ski patrol.

To buy copies of Snowdrift visit Polar Peek Books in Fernie.

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