Monday, October 8, 2012


So last weekend, my hubby and I travelled to Vancouver for the Word on The Street Book Festival. It was so much fun, great weather, lots of people, a few sales. I wish it could have been more for the other authors I represented at my table for our common publisher. Most people wanted to support the only BC author and I appreciate that.  It was a wonderful experience. I talked to so many people about publishing, writing, ebooks, and finding that right publisher. And I noticed this week that visits to my webpage and my blog site have increased big time, as well as sales increased on Amazon Canada. 

Our table was set up close to the main live stage which entertained us all with music, story telling, poetry, and  readings from the BC Book Award winners. I was representing my publisher, Asteroid Publishing, Toronto, so I offered up books from other published authors of Asteroid's as well. See picture below. All in all a very positive atmosphere, and even ran into an old neighbour from Gibsons.

Preparing my table

For all of you ebook lovers out there, you now can get a free ebook download from your local library of my book, Winters Captive. If your library says they do not have it, tell them they can obtain a downloadable copy from EBSCO and Overdrive. Some American and Canadian Libraries already have it available.
Finally, it is Thanksgiving weekend for Canadians and I would like to share the following with everyone, Canadian or not. It says it better than I can.

Rachel Coldwell, a local rancher gives us this to ponder and I think it is so fitting for Thanksgiving: If you've food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to're richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish're among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. (Hmm...) If you woke up this morning with more health than're more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you've never experienced danger of battle, loneliness of imprisonment, agony of torture, or pangs of're ahead of 500 million people in the world. If your parents are still alive and still're very rare, even in Canada. If you hold up your head with a smile and are truly're blessed because the majority can, but most do not. If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch their are blessed because you can offer a healing touch. If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing as someone is thinking of you and you're more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and pass this along to remind others how blessed we are.

Keep on keeping on writing.