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Praise for
On Their Own Terms:
True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island

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I savored each story! This is a book I'll share with women friends and re-read for inspiration. Thank you! I learned so much! -Reader via Facebook

So enjoyed reading about the 17 courageous and inspiring Vancouver Island women that were highlighted in the book. The stories were well researched and presented in a very engaging, interesting and informative way. Would highly recommend the book and hopefully it will also inspire others that read it! - Reader via Amazon

I am reading your book and it’s fascinating. -Reader via Facebook


Island lovers!! If you haven’t read Haley’s book yet - it’s a MUST READ!! I’ve been eating up all the stories of the amazing female island trail-blazers throughout history!!! And it’s been making me add to my list of things to see on our awesome island! -Reader via Facebook

Thoroughly enjoy reading this book! -Reader  via Facebook

I just finished "ON THEIR OWN TERMS" and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it. As I read the narrative about each subject you chose to tell, I felt I was truly engaged and drawn into the story. I attribute this to your style of writing, which made the stories come alive for me.

-Reader via email

Gorgeous writing. Perfect imagery. You have the gift. -Reader via email


Love, love your book.....I want everyone I know to read it. -Reader via Facebook


It should be in every library. -Reader via Facebook


I was inspired by your first chapter!  -Reader via email

I'm loving your book about amazing VI women, so well written and such fascinating lives. I am reading a few at a time slowly, relishing the stories, not wanting it to end. Thanks for capturing their well-lived lives so beautifully. Very inspiring. -Reader via Facebook

Just devoured this collection of biographies while sitting outside on a warm summer's day on Vancouver Island. I hope more locals come forward with their personal family stories so the author can capture them as vividly as she did in this book. - Reader via Amazon

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