Meg Tilly
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Meg Tilly is the author of two adult novels, Singing Songs (Penguin/ Dutton, A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 1994) and Gemma (St. Martin's Press). Her first young adult novel, Porcupine, was released by Tundra/McClelland & Stewart in 2007, and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize, the Canadian Libraries Association Best Children's Book 2008 and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award 2008. It also was an Ontario Library Top Ten Best Bets 2008. First Time, a reluctant reader, was released by Orca in 2008.

Tilly is also known for her work in her former career as a film actress. Some of her better known films include, The Big Chill and Agnes of God, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar.

At present she is both writing and dipping her toe back in the acting world. She is delighted to be appearing as Martha, in the Blue Bridge production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. At present she is working on yet another rewrite of her untitled adult manuscript. Her new middle grade manuscript, A Taste of Heaven, is out with various editors, looking for a home.

Her three children are grown, so she and her husband are now splitting their time between Vancouver Island and Toronto.

Blog Entries by Meg Tilly

Almost Like Flying

(6) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 10:38 AM

My agent, Laura Langlie, knows I love reading beautifully written books, so she sent me a galley of Sarah Dooley's new book, Body of Water.

Laura was right. It is beautifully written, the voice strong and true. The problem was, I had to put it down. It was too...

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Warm Apple Pie and The Rosie Show

(3) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 3:00 PM

Last night, at 6:50 p.m., I cut a couple of nice wedges of hot homemade apple pie for my husband and me.

I had to kick into high problem-solving mode to make this pie. I'd bought all the ingredients, but I forgot to check the cupboards to see if...

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When Life Gives You Apples, Make Applesauce

(19) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 1:58 PM

I have a day off, but I am reluctant to leave the apartment. It was a long day on the set yesterday. My pickup was 6:15 a.m. and I arrived home around 9 p.m.. Don is out of town on business. And even though, many times, when I come home...

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Bomb Girls

(2) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 9:36 AM

It's been busy. So much has happened since I last wrote I barely know where to start.

I guess I'll just dive right in.

Here I sit, am back in Toronto. It was still dark outside when I awoke. I had hoped that it was a temporary awakening and that...

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The Whatever I Want Blog

(7) Comments | Posted July 29, 2011 | 11:37 AM

I don't feel like writing about mother/daughter stuff anymore. The last one I wrote made me feel so sad and the idea of writing another blog either about being a mother of a daughter, or a daughter of a mother made me feel even sadder.

Then I realized, "Hey, I...

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Mothers and Daughters: The Worst Child?

(66) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 9:17 AM

In last week's post Emily posed the question, what it means "to daughter" someone.

Seven years ago I would have been able to answer that question with a clear conscience. I was what the world would call "a good daughter." Seven years ago, I saw my own mother...

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Mothers and Daughters: Picking Up the Phone

(10) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 7:30 AM

It is my turn to write the blog and it is hanging over my head like a sack full of bricks.

A million things spring to mind. Things I want to say, words that want to be spoken, but I am editing myself. Don't want to rock the boat,...

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Mothers and Daughters: Can You Give Your Daughter a Happy Life?

(16) Comments | Posted June 16, 2011 | 9:09 AM

When I first told my husband about my inspired idea to do a Mother/Daughter blog there was a long silence on the other end of the phone.

"Are you sure you want to do this?" he said.

"Of course," I replied using my confident voice, but there was a dropping...

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Mothers and Daughters: All Dressed Up

(5) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 8:00 AM

I spent the majority of the day in the comfort of my air-conditioned hotel room, memorizing and re-memorizing my lines.

Standing at the window looking out, flung across the bed bellowing lines at the ceiling, or pacing the small space between the desk and the foot of the bed...

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Mothers and Daughters

(116) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 8:00 AM

I flew from Toronto to Newark this afternoon. It was very bumpy and took a long time to descend. I had melted my herbal motion sickness pills under my tongue and usually that means I'm good to go... not today.

I was sitting next to a very nice young man....

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