Susan Gillis interviews Yvonne for the Victoria Festival of Authors. Yvonne discusses some of the background behind the story recounted in Sugar Ride.
Mary Ann Moore reviews Sugar Ride for Story Circle Book Reviews.
Blomer’s reflections are thoughtful, spirited introspections with a sense of responsibility and awareness of the customs and the history of the countries through which she has travelled.
In this guest post for Betsy Warland’s Oscar Salon series, Yvonne discusses how ideas of identity affect her writing, from her place in her family to her place in a world struggling with the politics of gender roles and race.
“Gender is a stamp or record of who we are and who we are judged to be. My son seems to clearly self-identify as male. Myself, I’m not always sure. When I play “The Game of Life” with my niece she won’t let me be blue.”
In Alex Von Tol’s article for YAM, Yvonne contributes some insight into fighting exhaustion. Read the article here.
This Place is a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone
Edited by Vici Johnstone
2015, 224 pages.
Reviewed by Sarah Richards
“A formidable collection celebrating diverse voices, themes, and forms, This Place a Stranger includes everything from punchy travelogues to journeys of discovery, from personal essays to memoir, from poetic to political ramblings. A potluck of riches, this assemblage is enticing for its variety and range.”
read the complete review here at Prism International.
Yvonne was interviewed for the Sept/Oct 2015 issue of YAM magazine, where she discussed her role as Victoria’s Poet Laureate. The interview is available to read here.