Why did you decide to write about the Crowsnest Pass in Shadows of Disaster?

As a young girl, I spent most of my summers at my grandparents’ place in the Crowsnest Pass, in the shadow of Frank Slide. I was always fascinated by the slide and loved to climb on the rocks. But I was always fascinated by two things. First, why were the rocks in the slide so enormous? And secondly, how did anybody living in the path of the slide survive? So, I decided to write a story about the Frank Slide and answer those two questions in the process. By the way, there are two questions and just one answer.

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