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Storytelling In Hamilton – Spring 2015

For decades, Hamilton was characterized as a lunch-bucket town, or worse yet as the arm-pit of the Niagara Escarpment. These days nothing could be further from the truth: Hamilton has become a hotbed of literary activity thanks to gritLIT, LitLive, and independent bookstores. gritLIT, Hamilton’s Readers and Writers’ Festival which started in 2004, has blossomed into an event…

Between The Pages – The Night Before the Giller Prize

Joy. Pride. Satisfaction. Pleasure. I experienced every one of these feelings this evening as I listened to the Giller Prize finalists speak about their writing processes, and then again as they  read their from their works.  Koerner Hall was a perfect venue. It offers an intimacy that is unparalleled for a large venue. And by…

Autumn’s Grace Celebration – October 26, 2013

Thank you to Mary and Anton Davies for hosting a wonderful celebration with friends from University of Toronto Schools of Engineering and Nursing (7T2 & 7T3 & 7T7). It was a joyful evening. I think the best feature of having  a book published is hearing how the story I chose to tell resonates with other…

Madawaska Valley Launch of Autumn’s Grace

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,…

Thank you!

Thank you to all friends and colleagues who attended the launch of Autumn’s Grace on June 19th, 2013 in Hamilton at the Hillfield Strathallan College’s  Senior Learning Commons. We had over 120 guests in attendance. The publisher sold every book she brought. I was overwhelmed in the best possible way and am eternally grateful for…