In A Sure Connection the author contemplates the connections that matter, and that confirm we matter—connections with others and with our real or re-imagined selves. Through portraits of faith, family, nature, mortality and ordinary life, the work affirms resilience and resolve with clear, rich language seasoned with a wry twist, ensuring an engaging read. With many pieces set in British Columbia—from the sub-boreal plateau to the coastal rainforest—A Sure Connection evokes a sense of attachment to place that is as personal as it is universal.
W.M. Herring was born in Quebec, grew up in Vancouver, and now lives at tidewater in Sooke on Vancouver Island. Her work has been published in various literary journals including The Antigonish Review, ARC Poetry, Canadian Woman Studies, Literary Review of Canada and Queen’s Quarterly, and A Sure Connection is her first collection.