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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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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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