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Katherine Walker

Lisa Tucker 14 February 2023 1263 129 4

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Katherine Walker serves with the Royal Canadian Navy and is an ordained minister. She writes acclaimed fiction, evocative theology, and celebrates the tradition of story. Her debut, All is Well, was a finalist for Crime Writers of Canada’s “Best First Crime Novel 2022.” She considers creativity sacred, liminal, and vital for human flourishing.

Katherine would call writing a passion, except it feels more like an affliction — her muse is demanding! There’s a theme of redemption in Katherine’s work and she uses humour to get up close to the tough stuff of life. They say humour and truth are related and she hopes you enjoy the irresistible pull of these forces like she does. All is Well makes use of the full spectrum of funny, from a light shimmering pink all the way to an inky blot out dark. You’ll giggle, scoff, smirk, and gasp — she promises.

All Is Well – Christine Wright is having a bad day. She’s an ex-special forces soldier and a recovering alcoholic, and now her new career as an Anglican Minister has started off with the worst kind of bang. Could it be her reflexes are a little too twitchy for this job? From the opening page, this fast-paced tale is all about a cover up: the burying of a body, while fending off an angry widow, and a very suspicious parishioner appalled by the loss of a precious church artifact. And then there’s the vengeful plot of a terminally ill military-cop-turned-stalker who plans to get Christine locked up if it’s the last thing he does. Among the many revelations and surprises we experience is the fact that we’re instantly on the side of the unfailingly flawed and irreverent Christine—who cannot imitate a perfectly pious priest even though her life so clearly depends on it. Mystic Julian Norwich, she of the famous “all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well,” is the patron saint of this wickedly funny novel. All Is Well for Katherine Walker’s readers despite, or because of, Reverend Wright’s many wrongs.



Katherine Walker

“absurdly funny”

Peter Mallett, Staff writer, Lookout Newspaper.

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