I would like to thank everyone who played a role in our 7th annual Keep On Climbing golf tournament for Wounded Warriors on August 11. Whether you played, volunteered, sponsored a hole or donated a silent auction item, you helped make the event a success and we are very grateful. We are still tallying the numbers, but about $3,400 was raised. That’s $1,000 more than last year!! We will make a small donation to Canadian Canine, the training academy from which our guest speaker Shawna Church Roy and her service dog Bauer graduated, and the remainder will go to Wounded Warriors Canada.
Please take a minute to check out the photos at the link provided. Many thanks to Luna Chen and Larry Cooper for the photography services!
More information is available on the Events page.
Okay, friends and relatives, rest assured I have no intention of doing this any time soon but I thought it was an excellent representation of preparing to climb. Have a look.
Click on the link for more information and to register for the 7th annual Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament. The tournament is in support of Wounded Warriors Canada;s investment in elite service dogs for our vets suffering from PTSD.
I was honoured to be one of six authors invited to the first annual Gananoque Literary Festival. The patron of the festival was Canadian icon Peter C. Newman. I got to share the stage with Peter and Lewis DeSoto, author of The Restoration Artist. It was indeed a learning experience. Peter is an inspiration. He is releasing a new book this fall on the Empire Loyalists.
It looks like a great a great summer is shaping up:
April 18 – Book signing at Chapters Indigo in Barrhaven
May 8-9 – I am one of six authors appearing at the Gananoque Literary Festival. Peter C. Newman is the patron of the event.
June 6 – I will be signing books at Prose in the Park – Parkdale Park, Ottawa.
July 25 – Book signing at Chapters Indigo in Kanata
August 11 – Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament – Manderley on the Green, Ottawa – to benefit Wounded Warriors Canada.
October 18 – Education for Africa Family Variety Show – Greenfields Pub and Eatery, Ottawa – funds go to a sanitation project in Tanzania – Plan Canada.
Hope to see you at one, two or all the events.
New Apple Book Awards has just announced that The Vanishing Wife has been declared a winner in the Best Thriller/Mystery E-Book category!!
This is National Read an E-Book Week and my award-winning book, The Vanishing Wife, is on sale from March 1-7 for $2.50. Use the special code by clicking on the link to buy it.
Buy The Vanishing Wife e-book for the special price of $2.50.
I will be doing some book signings of Kilimanjaro and Beyond, I Guess We Missed The Boat and The Vanishing Wife in the coming weeks. If you are in the Ottawa area, drop in at one of the following locations to say “hello”:
Books on Beechwood (35 Beechwood Ave.) – January 24 – 1-3 pm
Perfect Books (258 Elgin) – January 25 – 1-3 pm
Chapters Barrhaven (125 Riocan) – April 18 – 11 am – 3 pm
Also, I am looking forward to an interview with “It’s Raining Books” Thursday, January 8. Check it out here http://www.its-raining-books.blogspot.ca/.
It has been another great year for Keep On Climbing. Our 6th Annual Keep On Climbing Golf Tournament in August generated $2400 for the elite service dog program at Wounded Warriors Canada and $200 for a similar program at Canadian Canine.
In October, we hosted our 4th annual Education for Africa Variety Show at Greenfields Pub in Barrhaven. In total, $2,585 was raised at the show, which will be help fund a sanitation project in Tanzania. Since the Canadian federal government matches funds raised 8:1, that’s $23,265 for the project.
I’m very happy to say that since we have started raising money for Tanzania and Wounded Warriors, we have managed to forward $131,195 to Plan Canada and Wounded Warriors Canada for our various projects.
On a personal note, I was very happy to release my third book, The Vanishing Wife, on November 1. Shortly after, I was awarded a Canada Book Award for contribution to Canadian publishing on the merits of the Vanishing Wife.
Planning has already started for the upcoming year with the golf tournament and Variety Show being scheduled. A number of book signings are planned for January. It promises to be another good year but in the meantime, I would like to thank everyone for the contribution to our projects and for buying my books. I couldn’t do all this without you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Now for some stats to chew on:
I just got word that The Vanishing Wife has been named as a Winner of a Canada Book Award. The award is given to authors for “their accomplishment and contribution to the publishing world. Their dedication, expression and passion are an inspiration for all of us.”