Oriole signing Moosomin smallerThank you letters encourage me to think that someone else, not yet introduced to my great-grandmother, may appreciate her story. And so, I continue to respond to invitations.
How fortunate I am to have the health to travel and meet with such enthusiastic readers.

Last March I bravely sent my book off to compete in the Whistler Independent Book Awards and learned in July it was one of three finalists. Although we did not win, I am very proud to have For Elise  recognized as a finalist. It was an honour to attend the festival and I am enriched by the experience. More about the award under ‘Award

Returning home I met with two book clubs and was blown away with several reader’s insights. I look forward to the session below.

I look forward to upcoming library events.

April 6, Women’s Institute Spring Rally, Reston, MB
April 25, 7:pm, Cartwrite, MB:  Lakeland Regional Library, Cartwrite Branch
April 26, 3:00 pm, Louise Public Library, Pilot Mound, MB
April 27, 5:30,  Melita, MB: SouthWestern Regional Library.
April 28, 4:00, Pierson, MB:  Southwestern Regional Library Time?
May 2, 2:00 pm. Elkhorn, MB: Border Regional Library, Elkhorn Branch May 3,  ? pm, Reston, MB, Reston & District Library

May 8, 2017 @ 6:30-8:00 Headingly Municipal Library, 49 Alboro St.

May 16, 2017 @ 7 PM  Jake Epp Libary, Steinbach

With no plans to travel overseas next year, I am open to participate in ‘readings’ and book club conversations. Contact me and we’ll have a conversation.

See Listing of Past Events

Past highlights

Archivists Stockach 2015Visited Stockach, Germany in June of 2015—home of Elise’s ancestor’s.
I presented a book to the archivists who helped me research the Harrer family.
he earliest record of Harrers in Stockach was 1790 and from then on they were often mentioned as making a positive contribution to the community.  A newly discovered cousin, Roland Harrer, and Dorothea his wife, hosted us during our visit.

Hadleigh, England, April 2014, gave a short presentation at Alabaster Gathering..
Percy’s mother, Mary Ann Alabaster Criddle, was an artist in London. Members of the Alabaster Society have been very supportive, assisting my research and my writing of For Elise.

Read more  Alabaster Society

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