When: Thursday, Oct 25, 2018, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
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In Search of the Real Wolf: Remarkable images, startling facts and incredible stories

Please join us on Thursday October 25th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm to celebrate Paula Wild's newest book Return of the Wolf: Conflict and Coexistence a visual journey in search of the real wolf. Paula Wild will be discussing our evolving relationship with wolves including ancient myths, natural history and science and tapping into what makes wolves so compelling. This is a free admission event with dessert and light refreshments.

About the Author: 

Paula Wild is an award-winning author of seven books including her newest release, Return of the Wolf: Conflict & Coexistence (Douglas & McIntyre 2018). Her previous book, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous (Douglas & McIntyre 2013)was a BC Bestseller in Canada, as well as the Gold winner for Foreword Review’s Nature Book of the Year in the USA.

Wild is also the author of The Comox Valley; One River, Two Cultures: A History of the Bella Coola Valley and Sointula Island Utopia. All appeared on the Vancouver Sun BC Bestseller list soon after publication. Sointula received an award from the BC Historical Federation, which cited the book as “a significant contribution to BC history.”

Commissioned books include The Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park and Memories: One Hundred Years of Living.

Known for her conversational and engaging style, Wild’s work has appeared in British Columbia Magazine, Canada’s History Magazine, the Vancouver Sun and numerous other periodicals. Many of her 1,000+ articles have been cover stories. Her articles have been nominated for the National Magazine Awards and she received the John Alexander Award for “On a Mission for Life.”

Wild began her writing career as a stringer for the North Island Gazette, covered arts for the Comox Valley Record for 25 years and was editor of the newspaper’s About Town and Comox by the Sea supplements for several years.

Paula Wild, author.Paula Wild considers herself lucky to live within minutes of forested areas, rivers, creeks and the Salish Sea.
Photo by Rick James.

Wild has feasted on fresh ooligan grease in the Bella Coola Valley, paddled the piranha-infested waters of the Amazon River and lived off the grid in a squatter’s cabin in the rainforest of northern Vancouver Island. She heard her first wolf howl while camping on Brooks Peninsula and, years later, was woken up in the middle of the night by a cougar screaming in the greenspace behind her home in Courtenay.

As an author, Wild is intrigued by the relationships between people, places and the natural world. Travel has taken her to 11 countries on four continents where she has experienced different landscapes and cultures in locations as diverse as Malta, Brazil, Romania and Tanzania. She’s fascinated by the ways people adapt to or modify the land and how the roles of hunter and prey shift between humans and wildlife according to circumstance.