books

All my books can be ordered online from the usual places such as Indigo and Amazon. You can also buy them from Mac's Fireweed Bookstore and Coles in Whitehorse, Yukon, where I live.

If There Were Roads, published by Turnstone Press in spring 2017, is my second poetry collection. Here's how Turnstone describes it: 'Guided by the geography of land and mind, the familiar and the unknown converge in If There Were Roads by Joanna Lilley. Pulled like the tide between the sea and the shore, If There Were Roads drives toward new vistas while reflecting on what has been lost in the process of moving forward. Lilley's poems explore the paths we take from here to there when there are no roads to guide us.'





The Birthday Books, a collection of short stories with a strong northern theme, is published by Hagios Press in their Strike Fire New Authors Collection (2015). Hagios Press says: 'The first short story collection by an award-winning writer whose stories reach toward hope when they aren't heading for heartbreak.' Governor General's Award for Poetry winner Arleen Paré says: 'Joanna Lilley's stories shoot for the Pole; they are in love with the north. They do just what short stories must do: introduce people we want to know, places we can hardly imagine, all in language as precise, as rich as poetry, clear as deep northern lakes. Lilley writes with great heart. Each story has a spirit. Each story stretches its arms to the broad northern sky.'





My first poetry collection, The Fleece Era, is described as: 'a wry and eloquent testament to the intricacies of our various relationships. From the shattered pieces of our environmental puzzles to the labyrinth of family dynamics, Lilley makes these dilemmas come alive. Chillingly sparse, attractively odd and refreshingly frank, The Fleece Era embraces the complexities of human life with an unsettling mix of the sardonic and the compassionate.' If you'd like a copy, visit Brick Books online or look for it on Indigo or Amazon or other such places. On the Brick Books site you can sample some of the poems (just click on the 'recordings' tab) or take a look at some reviews (click on the 'reviews' tab). You can buy either a print or an e-version. The Fleece Era is published by Brick Books (2014).

They Bring it on Themselves is a chapbook of animal poems that I published myself as a fundraiser for animal welfare organisations. I give any money I make from sales to groups that are trying to make life better for animals. You can buy it on Amazon in Canada, the US and the UK in both print and Kindle format. I published it under my own Snapdragon Press imprint in 2013.