One Hour, Two Books: Sydney, April 24

April 2018

Something True is Released

March 2018

Some books take longer than others.

I began writing about Katharine McLennan and the McLennan family in general back in the 1980s. At some point in the 1990s I began to write what I thought was going to be a biography of Katharine. To my surprise it turned out to be a novel. Off and on over the past 20 years I have gone back to that project, changing this and that, making it longer or shorter. Tighter.

That novel — Something True — has now been released on different Amazon platforms. I`ll be in Sydney at the McConnell Library talking about that book and about my other new book, The Hat, on April 24. I`ll be doing the same talk at the Colchester Historeum in Truro on May 17.

Here is the lovely cover art that Lio Lo produced to grace the cover of Something True, without the author and title across part of the image.

Sydney, April 24

February 2018

I’ll be at the McConnell Library in Sydney, Cape Breton, on the evening of April 24, talking about the two novels I am releasing in 2018. More details to follow.

CFUW Talk, Nov. 16

November 2017

Coming up on Nov. 16, 2017, I will be speaking about the women highlighted in the recent Vanguard exhibit of the Nova Scotia Museum. That illustrated talk on the women of 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians will be given to the Dartmouth chapter of CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women). I am very much looking forward to meeting the group.



Truro Talk, Sept. 26

September 2017

I greatly enjoyed speaking at the the Colchester Historeum in Truro, NS, on Sept. 26. The topic was “Vanguard: 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians,” the exhibit I researched and wrote for the Nova Scotia Museum. There were thirty people in attendance, and all keen to hear about the individuals selected.

Meanwhile, the Vanguard exhibit has closed its run at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History and will be re-opening, without the artifacts, at Ross Farm in New Ross, NS

Dartmouth Talk, Nov. 16

September 2017

Details are now firmed up for my Nov. 16, 2017 presentation on the Vanguard exhibit — 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians — to the University Women of Dartmouth.

The location will be Oakwood House, 20 Boathouse Lane, in Dartmouth. There is a regular meeting that starts at 7 pm, and then about 8 pm I will be talking about the exhibit, with a focus — as requested by the University Women — on the many women whose accomplishments are celebrated in the exhibit.

The Vanguard exhibit, by the way, is opening soon in the new exhibit center at Ross Farm (New Ross, NS) and later will be hosted by the Desbrisay Museum in Bridgewater, NS.