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For Elise, 4th Edition

The printers,  Friesens, will deliver fifty boxes of the fourth edition of ‘For Elise’ on September 21. While my peers are busy downsizing I’m doing the opposite. I have only 10 books left of 2900 and just couldn’t face the … Continue reading

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Another Brave Step

      Friesens have printed 2900 copies of my book and it has done so well, I am down to having only 15 left. Could I live without any copies to share? I tried to imagine life without, and it felt … Continue reading

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Crisis for Oriole

McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg have been selling For Elise since my first printing in 2012. Finding only one book on its place on the bottom shelf should make me happy and I’d restock. But, my supply is almost depleted. … Continue reading

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To and From Whistler

The Whistler Book Award was my reason to travel to BC and it was a mountain-top experience. We dodged the bad weather and drove directly to Whistler and enjoyed one sunny day there to explore before the weather closed in. … Continue reading

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Writers’ Workshop

‘An Awesome Day at the Library’ Portage la Prairie Library held the second sowing of Winter Wheat Literary Festival March 17.  Local published writers, Terri Todd, Sharon Arksey, and Donna Gamache, shared on the topic, ‘How To Fit Writing into … Continue reading

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Life and Research Revisited

“Time flies more quickly the older I get,” my mother warned.  And so it seems to me.  When I notice the date of my last blog I am shocked. How could it be? Our very cold winter has faded into … Continue reading

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Points West: Time Travel

Bus Tour: Points West Oct 3, 2017 After some nasty days, sunshine broke through the clouds and blessed us as we traveled west through a golden prairie landscape. Forty-seven enthusiastic seniors in a comfortable bus headed for Carberry where 10 … Continue reading

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Glenbow Museum

Glenbow Museum Library Good News to share! Folllwing the Whistler Writers’ Festival last fall, I stopped in Edmonton and left a copy of my book with friends. The University and Public Library already had copies so I suggested he ask … Continue reading

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My History Celebrated

The Threshermen’s Reunion, 2017, at Austin was special for me, and my son, Peter and family. That baby Elise helped into this world in 1900, in the Palace Edwy had carefully built for his queen, Emily.  Rupert grew up and … Continue reading

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Sabbatical

Since last I wrote, my life as an author has slipped into the background. It’s been a sabbatical after ten years of relentless research to keep a promise I made to my father before he died—”I’ll find out more about … Continue reading

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