Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

I am an author, freelance writer, and personal historian. If you’re looking for someone to help tell the story of your life, your company, or your community, please feel free to contact me.

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Review: Mamaskatch
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Review: Mamaskatch
Mamaskatch was an utterly mesmerizing book told in a series of linked vignettes, like the stories the author grew up hearing from his mother. McLeod is honest about the incredibly complex life experiences he had growing up Cree in Alberta in small towns and big cities. He does not shy away from t...
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Review: Thou Shalt Do No Murder
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Review: Thou Shalt Do No Murder
Thou Shalt Do No Murder Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic Reviewed by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail Thou Shalt Do No Murder: Inuit, Injustice, and the Canadian Arctic by Kenn Harper Nunavut Arctic College Media, 452 pages, $38.95 In 1923, three Inuit men were put on trial at Pond Inlet, on Ba...
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Speaking at Historical Fiction Conference in Houston this November!
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Speaking at Historical Fiction Conference in Houston this November!
Are you interested in writing historical fiction? Do you live somewhere near Houston (or fancy a trip)? Then come join me at the Houston Writers House Historical Fiction workshop on November 2nd and 3rd! The event will be located at the Buffalo Soldier Museum in downtown Houston, and feature sess...
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Review: Victoria’s Most Haunted
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Victoria is often semi-jokingly referred to as a city of the newly wed and nearly dead. But as Ian Gibbs shows in Victoria’s Most Haunted, this Canadian coastal city is not just full of students and retirees – but also the not-so-recently departed. Gibbs, a tour guide for VictoriaR...
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Panel on Public History in Vegas Next Month!
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I am very pleased to be joining a distinguished panel of public historians, community activators and scholars next month at the annual meeting of the National Council of Public Historians. Our topic, Sharing Power: Reconciling Indigenous-Settler Narratives is near and dear to my heart, as is long...
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SKY GIRL takes third place at RWA’s Emily Awards!
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Really honoured to have my first (unpublished) young adult book, Sky Girl, place in this contest. I know it’s a tough competition with entries from talented emerging voices from around the world. Thanks to the West Houston chapter of the Romance Writers of America for coordinating all the s...
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Demons and Better Angels: Writing Talk in Houston on April 2
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Demons and Better Angels: Writing Talk in Houston on April 2
Demons and Better Angels: Finding the Path to Our Truest Stories (and a Little Bit of Peace of Mind) In this session, I will share my breakdowns and breakthroughs, and offer some of the best wisdom and tools I’ve discovered for getting past blocks and continuing to tell the stories that mat...
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Want to Be a Writer? Come Learn More on March 24 in Fort Bend!
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Want to Be a Writer? Come Learn More on March 24 in Fort Bend!
I’m very pleased to be part of this event at the Sienna Plantation Public Library in Missouri City, Texas. It’s FREE and open to the public. While it’s especially geared toward students in grades 9 through 12, there will also be lots of great information for adults who are consi...
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Women in Aviation History Talk on March 22nd in Richmond, Texas
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Women in Aviation History Talk on March 22nd in Richmond, Texas
In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, George Memorial Library in Richmond will present a special program, “The History of Women in Aviation,” on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 7:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library. In her presentation, local author and aviation historian Danie...
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John Bogie to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018!
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John Bogie to be inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2018!
Members of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame are selected for their contributions to Canada’s development through their integral roles in the nation’s aviation history. The inductees in 2018 will join the ranks of the 228 esteemed men and women inducted since the Hall’s formation in 1973, bringing t...
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