Erin Bedford (1979-) was born in Beamsville, Ontario and grew up there and at the family cottage on Manitoulin Island. She moved to Toronto for university, and after graduation, attended and won a Certificate of Distinction for her completed manuscript from the Humber School for Writers. "Fathom Lines" is her first novel.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Probably "Ferdinand", by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. It introduced me to character complexity!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
In no particular order:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë for the mood The Little Princess by Frances Burnett Hodgson for the detestable Miss Minchin The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood for handling multiple narrators so well Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer for making something beautiful out of something awful Galore by Michael Crummey for the ending that takes us right back to the beginning again
In 1983, Vee buried a box of mementos at her husband's newly-dug grave. Twenty-five years later, on the anniversary of the day she buried him, Vee finds this box on her doorstep. But why did she bury that box full of keepsakes and who would be cruel enough to dig it up and send it to her so many years later?