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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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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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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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Finalist at Whistler Writers’ Festival

Book Awards in the past were simply news, I read the lists, felt pleased for the shortlisted authors and more pleased for the winners. Now that I’ve had the honour to be a participant in the process, I’m sharing my … Continue reading

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Whistler Writers Festival

My next blog will say more about the experience of being a finalist for The Whistler Independent Book Award. But first an introduction. It is not every Manitoban in their eighties who manages to drive almost 6000 kilometers to enjoy … Continue reading

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Readers’ unique responses

Launching a book is a transcendent experience. I quote Mark Winston’s words from his book: Lessons From the Bees that describe my experience. ‘It is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying, much like I imagine bungee jumping or shy diving. It takes … Continue reading

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