|About the Book|
The Okal Rel universe of author Lynda Williams is peopled by larger-than-life characters whose cross-cultural dramas address the Big Questions of negotiating sex, power, science, change and finding people to believe in.Originally published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, the series was taken over by its author in 2014, through Reality Skimming Press. The new micro-presses titles as of the end of 2014 are: Shepherds of Sparrows by Hal J. Friesen (YA Okal Rel) and the first two books in the Family Magic series (childrens ages 6-9) by Jennifer Lott.Williams taught applied computing at the University of Northern B.C. for 15 years, where she headed the Center for Teaching and Learning, and ran a web development lab for producing online courses. Since 2012 she has been Learning Technology Analyst and Manager at the Teaching and Learning Centre of Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, B.C. She also teaches introductory web design, part-time, at BCIT.She was founder and producer of the online journal Reflections on Water, which ran for ten years ending in 2007.Watch for the new face of Okal Rel and Reality Skimming Press on Squarespace in 2015.