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Vancouver Island “Book Tour”

Above: One of the earrings that my daughter Julie made of my new book. I have just returned from a “book tour” up-island. I use quotations marks here because this “tour” consisted of putting on a mask, wiping hands with sanitizer, following arrows to the counter and speaking to book-sellers about taking some copies of … Continue reading

Where to get a copy of The House of Crows

In these Covid times, I have rediscovered the usefulness of bookstores for selling books! I cannot have a live book launch and I meet with few people, so I can’t sell my books in person. But the bookstores will sell them for me! And guess what? Patronizing bookstores helps the local economy. So, which bookstores … Continue reading

House of Crows officially launched!

On July 26, Vanessa Winn and I had a joint book launch of her book Trappings and my book House of Crows. We did it virtually through a Zoom webinar. Considering that it was my first time hosting such an event, it went very well. If you were unable to attend the webinar but wanted … Continue reading

Reading at Point Ellice House

Here is a video of me reading from my latest book House of Crows that is partly set at beautiful Point Ellice House in Victoria. You should also watch Vanessa Winn’s linked video where she reads from her latest book Trappings, also set at Point Ellice House.

Book Launch

I’m waiting patiently for copies of my new novel House of Crows to arrive with a growing sense of excitement. But what to do about a book launch? In these days of Covid uncertainty, in-person groups are discouraged and a little bit frightening. So we turn to technology. I’ve researched options and thought about this … Continue reading

Writing Contest

Victoria Writers’ Society has a writing contest every year. There are three categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and the prizes in each are $300 for first and $200 for second. There are also two honourable mentions in each category and publication of all winning entries in Island Writer magazine. The contest is open to writers … Continue reading

United Empire Loyalists

United Empire Loyalists

The Victoria branch of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada have invited me to speak at their monthly meeting on February 8, 2020 to talk about my book The Loyalist and about my ancestor Michael Eisan. I consider this a great honour. Many Canadians, and I believe those who are members of UEL are … Continue reading

Book signing at Indigo’s

It’s back on again! I’ll be signing The Loyalist at Indigo’s Mayfair in Victoria on Sunday, October 6 from 1 to 4. If you don’t have a copy or you want to get one as a Christmas gift, please come. Or if you already have a copy and you want to get it signed, please … Continue reading

First Prize!

First Prize!

Writers hate to brag and I’m no exception; on the other hand, when you have great news you want to share it! I just got first place in Victoria Writers’ Society Annual Contest for short story writing. The prize is a much-needed $300. Writing is an expensive hobby. Book sales seldom add up to the … Continue reading

New Book on the Way!

My new novel is called Crossing Bridges. It takes place in Victoria, British Columbia during the years of European settlement, 1853 to 1897, and tells the story of three generations of women: Edie, her daughter Lucy and her granddaughter Maggie. Unlike most of my other books, it is not based on any of my ancestors. … Continue reading