Some weeks ago, Brenda Jefferies of the Flamborough Review interviewed me. Despite the fact that my mouth was dry with anxiety, she put me at ease. It felt more like a conversation than an interview. Thank you Brenda!
(p.s. Brenda also takes great photos. Those of you who know me, know how hard it is to find one with open eyes!)
Thank you to the members of the “Books In The Bush” and the “Rapid Readers” book clubs who turned out in fine attendance on Thursday August 8th to the home of Diane and John Walsworth, for the Madawaska Valley Launch of Autumn’s Grace. Many guests would have also attended the Bonnechere Authors’ Festival some weeks earlier, so I particularly appreciated their enthusiasm. Thank you to our hosts for a lovely evening of conversation, and thank you to Diane and John, Mary and Anton Davies, Luciana Ricciutelli and Kenn for their continued support.
Photos have been posted under Photos of Friends at Various Celbrations.
The spring/summer issue of the Bloomberg School of Nursing Alumni magazine, Pulse, is devoted to death and dying. The authors, all nurses, are eloquent and compassionate. Their comments underscore my motivation for having written Autumn’s Grace.
Dean Sioban Nelson notes that “until we see death and dying as part of the continuum of care, Canada will remain a poor place to die”. I concur. We need to”lift our game”.
I am so proud of my alma mater for starting the conversation within the Faculty of Nursing and the alumni community.