Invermere author and former Pioneer publisher Elinor Florence. Submitted photo

Invermere author and former Pioneer publisher Elinor Florence. Submitted photo

This week The Pioneer is pleased to announce the addition of a new feature for our online readers.

Wartime Wednesdays is a weekly blog researched and written by Elinor Florence of Invermere, who owned The Pioneer from 2004 to 2010.

The word blog is short for web log, and is the digital equivalent of an old-fashioned newspaper column.

Since leaving The Pioneer, Elinor completed her first historical novel called Birds Eye View, which has been accepted by a publisher and will appear in

bookstores in October 2014.

The novel is about a young Canadian woman who goes overseas during the Second World War, joins the air force and becomes an aerial

photographic interpreter. In the meantime, Elinor will write weekly about the interesting wartime facts and anecdotes she picked up during her research, some of them involving valley residents.

This week, her topic is: The dog with the unspeakable name.

You may click on the link found on the left side of The Pioneer website to read Wartime Wednesdays.

That link will also take you to Elinors website at elinorflorence.com , where you can read more about her background and her upcoming novel, Birds Eye View.