translated for Icelanders
(7 April 2012)
- Anita Daher, Winnipeg Free Press
of ice and magic (spring 2012)
Grosshans, Prairie Books Now
with Kim Babij, Shaw TV
(9 February 2009)
(You will need the free software RealPlayer to view this 3-min.
Hear about the release of 100 copies
of the MiddleGate Books into the “wild”...
landmark faces threat
- Joe Paraskevas, Winnipeg Free Press (25 November
(with photo by Phil Hossack)
Among the arguments to save Kelly
House will be an appeal that the house, built in the 1880s,
has also become a part of Winnipeg's literary past....Bridgman
incorporated the house into a series of books for young people
she wrote in recent years. The back brick wall of Kelly House
is the portal to the magical city of MiddleGate, featured in
House's History Includes Fact and Fiction (13 November
- Avi Saper, Metro Newspaper (Canstar Community News
Now, instead of writing about Kelly
House as the secret portal to the magical city of MiddleGate,
Bridgman is trying to ensure that the building won’t be
turned into a parking lot...
Bridgman, excerpt from Meet Manitoba Children's
- by M.D. Meyer (Goldrock Press, 2008, pp. 72-73)
One of Rae Bridgman's earliest memories
of writing was when she was in grade six and had to learn to
write longhand with an old-fashioned quill pen and a bottle
of black India ink...
Bites for Kids: Rae Bridgman is Today's Guest (21 August
- with Suzanne Lieurance (online interview, 30 minutes)
returns to MiddleGate
- Dale Barbour,
University of Manitoba Bulletin (June 2008)
time 11-year-old cousins Wil Wychwood and Sophie Isidor get
a whole new perspective on the Assiniboine River and the fishy
world below its surface...
100 Minutes with an Author—Rae Bridgman
- Hilary Friesen, The Winnipeg Writers' Collection, The
Collective Consciousness (November/December 2007)
The first thing [Rae Bridgman] asks
is "Can everybody hear me?" Declining to use the mic,
she declares that, with her years of experience as a university
professor, she can hold a room of two or two hundred enthralled.
She makes good on her promise. For the next 100 minutes, her
voice dramatizes the magical nitty-gritty of writing children's
interview with Rae Bridgman
- Joanne Kelly, Shaw TV in Winnipeg, April 2007 (9 minutes)
delivers Amber Ambrosia
- Dale Barbour, University of Manitoba Bulletin (April
Rae Bridgman has returned to the hidden
city of MiddleGate. The city planning professor and associate
dean (research) with the Faculty of Architecture has just released
Amber Ambrosia, a follow up to The Serpent’s Spell. This
time the two young protagonists Wil Wychwood and Sophie Isidor
are trying to discover why MiddleGate’s honeybees are
falling sick. Along the way, they find themselves transported
into the Great Nest and get a bee’s eye view of the world...
with Rae Bridgman
Gabriele Goldstone, The Writers' Collective, The Collective
Consciousness (spring 2007)
Rae Bridgman is proof that not having
enough time to write is a pretty lame excuse for wannabe writers...
and murder and mystery, oh my!
- David Jón Fuller, Prairie Books NOW (summer
This book is very much set
in Winnipeg," [Bridgman] says. "I think we need some
Canadian fantasy; there's not enough...a lot of it is Celtic
and British and it's 'over there' 'far away. I think it's here.
We're living right in the middle of it...
secrets do the snakes of Narcisse hold?
- Dale Barbour, University of Manitoba Bulletin (June
City planning professor Rae Bridgman
spins a tale involving snakes, secret societies and magic in
The Serpent's Spell...