Alumna’s New Novel Getting Buzz

Author Emma Hogg

Alumna Emma Hogg, a Sault Ste. Marie-based author, has a new novel out. Picket Fences is published by Tidewater Press.

In an article in the Sault Star, Hogg said the publisher pushed her to take her writing to another level.

Hogg talked about and read from her new work at the online Toronto’s Word on the Street book and magazine festival in September.

The book’s main character, Sloane Sawyer, finds her ambition to become a graphic designer has not been realized. She struggles with the apparent loss of dreams and is unable to recognize her ability to revise her future, Hogg says in the article. Ultimately, she begins to understand that she has the power “to control the controllable and accept the uncontrollable.”

Picket Fences is available at, and at Hogg graduated from U of G with a B.A. in 2003.

Picket Fences is her sixth novel.

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