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.”
I will be participating in a blog tour starting Thursday, December 4 and continuing every week until February 26. During the tour, I will be discussing my new book, The Vanishing Wife, and any other subjects that the tour hosts can throw at me. I will also be available for questions or comments.
Please consider dropping by and saying hello. The complete schedule follows:
December 4: Our Wolves Den
December 11: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
December 18: Long and Short Reviews
January 1: Deal Sharing Aunt
January 8: It’s Raining Books
January 15: Straight from the Library
January 22: FictionZeal REVIEW ONLY
January 29: Sharing Links and Wisdom
February 5: Booklover Sue
February 12: Room With Books
February 19: Undercover Book Reviews REVIEW ONLY
February 26: Bunny’s Review REVIEW ONLY
I will be signing The Vanishing Wife at the Second Cup, 3170 Greenbank Rd. in Barrhaven Saturday, November 22 from 2-4. Everyone buying a book at the regular price of $15 will receive a $1 coupon towards a beverage of their choice at The Second Cup AND a coupon to purchase an e-copy at the reduced rate of $2.99 for a limited time.
Hope to see you there!
I’m happy to announce that my latest book, The Vanishing Wife, is now available for purchase in all ebook formats and in paperback. Check it out at your favorite store:
Chapters (Kobo) – http://bit.ly/1sp1dLP
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1tzgMpf
Sony (Kobo Books) – http://bit.ly/1wz7U22
Barnes and Noble – http://bit.ly/1yBwCjE
Apple (ITunes) – http://bit.ly/1wt1Clr
Check out the photos from our October 19 Variety Show at http://bit.ly/1s2r4Kx. Together, we raised $2,565, which becomes $$23,085 with federal government matching for a sanitation project in Tanzania. Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way!
We are very happy to announce that $2,500 has been raised for the Sanitation Project in Tanzania through our Variety Show and subsequent donations. With federal government matching, that’s $22,500 for the project. Thank you to everyone for your generosity! Donations can still be made at http://bit.ly/1t0WVyM.
Pictures coming soon!
I’m very pleased to announce that we had a very successful golf tournament to support Wounded Warriors Canada on August 22. The donations are still coming in but we have collected about $2,500 to support the elite service dog program for returning veterans suffering from PTSD. Thank you to all who came out and supported us in various ways.
Next up is our 4th Annual Education for Africa Variety Show. Proceeds go to Plan Canada in support of an international water and sanitation development project for
communities in Tanzania. The federal government is matching funds 8:1!
The Variety Show will be held at Greenfields Pub on October 19, starting at 1:30. Mark it on your calendars and check out the link for further announcements.