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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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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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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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