Local Author Holds Book-Signings in Nelson

Lorna J. Carleton, graduate of LV Rogers Secondary School, is in town for two days of book-signing.

Dec. 1, at Gaia Rising, 356 Baker St., 2:00-5:00 pm
Dec 2, at Otter Books, 398 Baker St., 1:00-3:00 pm

Lorna has embarked on a cross-Canada book tour that includes one of her favourite places: Nelson. She has already held several signing events in cities across BC, and her tour – which extends through March – will take her from Vancouver to Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and many other cities and towns in between.

In her graduating year, Lorna won the Literature Award for her skill in writing research papers. It’s always been her dream to be a novelist, though – a form of writing she’d never explored. It took her several attempts to realize her dream, but here she is today, promoting the first in a series of seven novels: “The Dragons of Nibiru”.

Carleton now resides in Kamloops, but hopes to settle in Nelson again some day. The second book in her sci-fiction/fantasy series will be released early in the new year, and she is already well into work on the third, slated for a late spring release.

Lorna welcomes one and all to come chat with her at the signings listed above. She’ll be happy to answer questions, hear about your aspirations as a writer, and offer whatever help and advice she can. (Helping others reach their goals is one of her highest aspirations.)


Lorna J. Carleton graduated from L.V. Rogers Secondary in 1978. While living in Nelson she was often seen regularly hiking nearby trails or rowing as a member of the Nelson Rowing Club.

After graduation she hoped to pursue a career as a researcher/writer, so she headed to Langara College in Vancouver. Today, she makes her home in Kamloops, and works as a Safety Advisor for a major utility; she’s also back in school, working toward a university degree. Though she’s dreamed of being an author since childhood, and made several attempts at novel writing, The Dragons of Nibiru is her first published work of fiction. She drew inspiration for the book – and the series to follow it – from observations of life over the years.

Some of her most influential experiences involved clashes among diverse cultures, and the struggles of former cult members to get on with their lives and find happiness. While continuing the Dragons series, Lorna is also planning a vacation to the Pleiades Cluster – providing she can find suitable transport (technological or otherwise).