Diana Phillips

Diana Phillips

Author Diana Phillips visits Chilcotin with her book

Author Diana Phillips will be signing copies of her book Beyond the Home Ranch in several locations in the Chilcotin this week.

Author Diana Phillips will be signing copies of her book Beyond the Home Ranch in several locations in the Chilcotin this week.

Thursday, May 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. she will be at Alexis Creek signing her book at the Cariboo Regional District Library, Alexis Creek Branch located in the Alexis Creek School.

Saturday, May 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. she will be at Donna’s Place, 6639 Christensen Rd. in Anahim Lake.

Monday, May 7, from 11 to 4 p.m. she will be at the library in Tatla Lake located at 16451 Chilcotin Highway 20, Tatla Lake.

Beyond the Home Ranch, is Phillips’ second volume of stories documenting life in British Columbia’s backcountry.  Her frank accounts of her experiences as a young cattle rancher capture the spirit of a lifestyle that has disappeared. Beyond the Home Ranch is a vivid account of ranch life as Diana reflects on the struggles, joys and satisfaction of living her industrious life.

Diana Phillips resides in Vanderhoof and still works in the cattle industry.  Her first memoir, Beyond the Chilcotin, details her remarkable childhood growing up on the Home Ranch as the daughter of Canadian folk hero Pan Phillips.