Ginger Moran Case Study on Roxi Harms

Ginger Moran – Dear Friend, I have had the great pleasure of working with Roxi Harms on her marvelous book, The Upside of Hunger. I’m going to let her speak for herself in the case study you can find on my site…

December 1933 – Adam’s First Christmas

Adam could smell onions on his mom’s hands as she leaned down and fastened the top button of his coat under his chin. The dirt floor and thick mud walls of the little kitchen held the chill of the winter air…

Excerpt: Transport Three

The boxcar smelled of manure and fear. Forty people and just one small window on each side, eye level for Adam if he stood on his tiptoes. Most others wouldn’t be able to see out at all…

Outtakes: The Wagon Incident

This story didn’t make the final edit, but it’s one that stuck in my mind from the first time I heard Adam tell it. Maybe it kind of set the tone for the story in my subconscious. I think you’ll enjoy it whether you’ve read The Upside of Hunger yet or not. It takes place in early 1929, on a beautiful, warm day in late spring…


If you’re interested, here is a copy of the original prologue. It’s long for a prologue and ultimately, it had to be cut. But I didn’t know that when I first wrote it, and researching and writing it were critical for me in order to understand Adam’s family of origin…

Ready. Set. Book Launch Party!

Everything is on track. Wow, there are a lot of steps to producing and launching a book! Who knew? It’s been a great learning experience, and so far, everything is on track. As far as I can tell, that is. You never know what you don’t know…

All profits are directed to The Upside of Hunger Scholarship Fund, awarded annually to underprivileged Grade 12 students wishing to pursue a university education.

Audio Recordings

Audio Clip: North by Northwest Interview with CBC’s Sheryl MacKay


Audio Clip: Adam telling of arrival in Prince George 1951


Audio Clip: Adam recalls his Christmas - December 1933


Audio Clip: Adam tells a story from 1953


© 2018 Roxi Harms. All rights reserved.

a Simply Minimal website

Share This