New Year’s Eve, a year ago today, while writing my very first post on this site, I looked forward to 2019 with a mixture of giddy anticipation and fear, knowing my memoir, Ready to Come About, would be launched into the world.

What followed was a whirlwind journey, beyond my wildest dreams. After the phenomenal launch party at the eBar in Guelph, there were interviews, events at libraries and bookstores; talks at book clubs, yacht clubs, and service clubs, hither and yon.

Ready to Come About book launch

And, to my delight, over this time Ready to Come About was recommended by the Globe and Mail, the Mississippi Mills Public Library, the Port Hope Public Library, Mill Street Books, the Bookshelf, Indigo Guelph, The Nautical Mind, and, just before Christmas, Canadian Yachting. What’s more, my memoir has been on Dundurn Press’s bestseller list for going on six months, and it is currently being reprinted!

Thank you Dundurn Press for publishing and reprinting Ready to Come About.

Thank you to family, friends, strangers who’ve become friends— simply everyone who has read, shared and gifted copies of Ready to Come About; to all the organizations and publications that have shown interest in hearing my story; to the Guelph Arts Council, Vocamus Writers Community, B-Dock in Waupoos, and Brian Henry of Quick Brown Fox for generously spreading the word; and, to my husband, David, who has worked tirelessly, with evangelical zeal, to get my memoir ‘out there’. I feel truly blessed by all the love and support it and I have received.

After a little siesta over the holidays, I will again hit the road running, with eleven book events in January alone.

Check out my new ‘Events’ tab at the top of this page for details of my 2020 schedule. It’s exciting, albeit a bit dizzying, just looking at it!

Once again, thank you everyone! And sincere best wishes to all for the New Year!