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Successful Launch

I wanted to say thank you to all the people who showed up at my launch at First Metropolitan United on Friday. It was great to have so much support. A special thanks to my sisters, Gayle for taking on the kitchen duties and Margo for doing sales. Also thanks to my husband David who … Continue reading

Successful launch

It’s great to be back in Victoria after spending a few weeks in Edmonton where I launched by books. If you came out to one of the two events: book signing and reading at MacEwan University Library and book(s) launch at Grace United Church, many thanks for your support. There are still some signed copies … Continue reading

Edmonton launches

My visits to Edmonton are more about descendants than ancestors: my three children and now three grandchildren live here. So my time is more than filled with visits and baby-sitting, but this trip I’m trying to slip in two events to highlight my gardener novels. The first event on September 26 at 3:30 is at … Continue reading

Back from the Dead

That title of this blog is facetious but there is some truth to it. I have just been on a one-week vacation to Maui. It was another island in the Pacific, but unlike Vancouver Island, it was warm even in November. Unlike my earlier trip to Nova Scotia and South Carolina, this one had nothing … Continue reading

Final Day of the Tour

Yesterday we went to Kentville, home of the Pumpkin People. There we had our turkey dinner with members of the Bray family, David’s aunt, uncle, cousins and all. It was absolutely delicious! Today was my final attempt to make sales which I did at Pier 22 in Halifax. I had a really fine positive day … Continue reading

Day Eleven

Here’s me, Christopher Dean, his mother and sister at the Dartmouth Chapters store for a book signing. Chris is my third cousin. I think I got that right; our great-grandfathers were brothers. He invited us over after the signing. We met many of his family and had cupcakes and tea. He purchased seven books and … Continue reading

Day 10– The Tour Resumes

Wednesday and Thursday were the best days off. Wednesday, a sunny day in the mid 20s, we went with a friend in a Mustang convertible to Peggy’s Cove and walked on the rocks. Thursday, we just took it easy. After lunch with my niece, the tour resumed with a trip to Wolfville up in the … Continue reading

Day Seven

Thanks to the two lovely ladies who let us into the community hall and then stayed to talk with us for an hour when no one came. Our posters did not bring in one person. Oh well, lesson learned. Thanks to the two ladies who bought one book between them and then showed us the … Continue reading

Day Six of Book Tour

It’s all about the people! Day six was a great day. We spent the morning putting up posters about my reading in Ship Harbour all along the Eastern Shore. Only problem was that we had trouble finding businesses to post at. The situation looks bleak. If anyone does show up, I might have to sell … Continue reading

Day Four of Book Tour

Day four was a day of sitting in bookstores, smiling and signing books. I spent an hour and a half at a Chapters in a big box store and an hour and a half in a Coles in a mall.  Total sales: two books in each store. I had no idea how exhausting it can … Continue reading