Elizabeth Olson

Elizabeth Olson recently retired from Galiano Island Books and spends a lot of time these days in bookstores in Sidney. Her own grandfather was a pirate who spent his retirement searching for Inca gold on Cocos Island.
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My, What Big Expectations You Have, Grandma!

Another grandchild birthday approaching. I deliberate, flip-flop, buy the gift, experience buyer’s remorse, wrap tenderly, write the card (sealed with a lick ’cause a kiss won’t stick!), close eyes while paying the exorbitant parcel...

My, What Big Expectations You Have, Grandma!

Another grandchild birthday approaching. I deliberate, flip-flop, buy the gift, experience buyer’s remorse, wrap tenderly, write the card (sealed with a lick ’cause a kiss won’t stick!), close eyes while paying the exorbitant parcel...

Put a Sock in It!

Wandering work socks, crouching crews, quivering quarter lengths and my all-time favourite: crawling calf lengths with joyfully-cartooned bandages still partially adhered.Bespoke treasures for Grandma to enjoy.Why have funky print socks been yanked off in...

Act One, Enter Giggling

“Hairbrush Mom!”Natasha, sweet 16 this month, is trying to get rid of knots before she leaves for school, but her mom won’t lend her brush.“Use your own!”“But mine’s not working properly. The bristles are...

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