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Finalists announced: ‘For Elise’ is one of three

Whistler Independent Book Awards NON-FICTION FINALISTS Campbell, Miji – Separation Anxiety: A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story Veldhuis, Oriole A. Vane – For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead Ziegler, Maggie – The Road to Keringet I would have been content with … Continue reading

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‘For Elise’ is nominated for award

July 4, 2016 Wow day! Big surprise. The longlist of titles nominated for the inaugural Whistler Independent Book Awards included my book, For Elise; Unveiling the forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead. It’s another milestone! Last March when I discovered … Continue reading

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Ontario 4: From Lucan to Holstein to Aurora

Ontario 4: From Lucan, to Holstein, Innisfil, and  Aurora After two long days on the road without my navigator, he was ready to travel east with me to touch base with another former classmate from Guelph who came west with … Continue reading

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Ontario 3: St. Mary’s

Ontario 3: St Mary’s As a young girl on the farm I held our rural veterinarian in high esteem. It seemed to me he worked miracles. This memory connected me to St. Mary’s and thus a reading in their library. … Continue reading

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Ontario 2: Lucan

Ontario 2: Lucan, Ontario has it’s own controversial historical family, the Donnelly’s. Much research has been done and yet the perspective on what really happened still depends on the story teller. I first met the family through a play written … Continue reading

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Travels in Ontario 1

How truly blessed I am! My husband Art and I have just returned from a rather ambitious 17 day, 2500 kilometer tour in Ontario. We combined a family gathering with visits to longtime friends, and ‘readings’ for my book, For … Continue reading

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Robert Westra 2

02/2016 Robert Westra’s next letter added more thoughts and insights following his reading of For Elise. He has given permission to share them with you. “The English belief about themselves was well established in your book, very similar to that … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful Reader

Response of readers to For Elise has been, and continues to be interesting. I plan to share some of these, and Robert’s letter seems like a good place to begin my blog. He’s an Alberta farmer who has just sent … Continue reading

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