Most of The Memento was written in a small room in a house on a tiny dead end road in rural Nova Scotia, surrounded by curios and ephemera, and with waves of music as a soundscape to the conception and creation of the book.

I am thrilled to have my mixed media essay on the influences and artifacts which helped shape the story, form and style of The Memento featured in writer Lauren Carter’s Mixed Tape & CanLit Collections.

“Christy Ann Conlin‘s brand new book The Memento “wields a strange power and force, both psychological and emotional” writes Robert Wiersema in The Toronto Star. Here, she shares the music and artifacts that helped breathed life into this “coming of age story with elements of ghost stories, haunted houses, family curses and folk tales.”… Read the whole piece here!