I am a Canadian woman exploring the world of writing. My greatest hope is to discover the truth of the characters who live and breath in my imagination, and to share their stories with genuine spirit and intent. I did not choose to become a writer. Many years ago, writing chose me. Where this adventuure will lead me is anyone's guess, but for me it's in the not knowing where the greatest excitement bubbles...
EVENTS and NOTES OF INTEREST
With the weather finally catching up to the calendar, a sense of starting afresh drifts into focus. Third term classes are set to begin, if they haven’t already as is the case with George Brown’s Writing for Children classes, which take place at Mabel’s Fables.
Also, check out your local college listings for writing courses available in your area. It’s a great time to jump in and get going on that story you have in mind!
A Successful First Launch
On Sunday, Nov. 24th at Books & Company in Picton, Ontario, my promotional book launch for the Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishers' book O Canada, The Wonders of Winter proved a great success. The bookstore seemed tickled with a substantial number of sales that day and for me, personally, the event signified far more than announcing to the world—or at least my corner of it—that I'd written a short story a publisher actually decided to published!
This was a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and show my appreciattion for my community, friends and family; to let everyone know just how much all their support and encouragement have helped me along the journey to this point as an author.
For more great photos CLICK HERE!
For articile about the launch in The Picton Gazette, CLICK HERE! (PAGE 13)
Heartfelt Thanks to:
Books & Company and David Sweet & staff for hosting the launch.
Friends Deanna Toews and Alison Miller for helping bake the cookies.
Alison's mom, Alice Miller, for the donation of her book, I Knew Better (Than to Marry a Farmer).
Green Gables and Diana Cooper for her donation of door prize offerings.
Lockyer's Country Garden & Greg Moore for the donations for Christmas goodies.
WRITING FICTION FOR CHILDREN
George Brown College's continuing education department offers two fantastic courses:
Both are taught by author and teacher Ted Staunton.