Sue head shot

      I am a Canadian woman exploring the world of writing. My greatest hope is to discover the truth of the characters who inhabit 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 calling will lead me is anyone's guess, but for me it's in the not knowing where the greatest excitement bubbles...       



A Successful First Book Launch

Sue Signing Books

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 which a publisher actually published!  

Truly, this was an opportunity to acknowledge and show my appreciattion for my community, friends and family and 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  and a reading of 'Wonder Mom' CLICK HERE!

For articile about the launch in The Picton Gazette, CLICK HERE! (PAGE 13)

A Heartfelt thanks to:

Books & Company and David Sweet & staff for hosting the launch.

Authors Ted Staunton & Erin Thomas for their participation and donation of books.

Authors Lena Coakley and Richard Ungar for the donation of their books.

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.

And to my beloved family and friends whose encouragement and support truly mean more to me than all the fictional worlds and characters in my head!


George Brown College's continuing education department offers two fantastic courses, both taught by  author and teacher Ted Staunton. Registration for the fall term--as well as winter and spring 2014--is currently posted on George Brown's website.

© Susan Blakeney 2013