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R.A.  Giggie
Categories: Female AuthorsAnglophone AuthorsNovelistsMiramichi River


I was born and raised in Quebec and moved to Miramichi NB in 1982. My mother was a newspaper reporter and I take that from her, although our writing took on different paths.

With Mother as my biggest inspiration, I always enjoyed writing. But it wasn't until I read a two-part series (Great Divide and Winner Take All) by author Davis Bunn that I took this passion seriously. He too, inspired me greatly.

I published my first novel, Stella's Plea (eBook only), a Christian Suspense, in November 2012 and am now working on a second suspense.

How has New Brunswick influenced your work?

New Brunswick is where my grandfather and several generations before him were born. My Acadian roots are here so I made NB my home many years ago.

NB is also where I became involved with the Deaf community in 1990. Deafness is a recurring theme in my stories where there is at least one deaf character.

What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?

I belong to three writing groups, and have read many of their published works, so it's very hard for me to pick one. But I have to say Ashlyn's Radio, by Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty. A young adult novel, it was the first paranormal I ever read and I truly fell in love with it.

What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?

Attending the Write-to-Publish Writers' Conference in June 2012 where I met and got to know aspiring and published authors and also learned a great deal from the writers who taught at this conference. Attending writers' conferences is a must for every writer.

Literary Prizes

Participation, Oak Tara Publishing Contest - 2012 In recognition of: Fortune Cookie Proposal
Shortlisted, Word Alive Publishing Contest - 2011 In recognition of: Stella's Plea

Featured Publication

Stella's Plea

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