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10th Anniversary – August 17th, 2011

A SONG ABOUT LOSS AND MEMORIES – WRITTEN AND SUNG BY MYSELF

Ten years ago, I lost my daughter, Cynthia, in a fire. She died with her husband and three-year-old son. I have written and recorded a song/video. It is about my experience living with loss. Cynthia was not only a loving mother, but she believed in doing good for her community. She donated to charities and helped children in her neighborhood. I believe that she would have been devastated by the recent findings of residential school children. To cope with my loss, I committed myself to carry on doing the good things that Cynthia did as I now feel that her spirit lives through me. I believe this song/video, to some degree, embodies what many parents go through at the loss of a child. I thought it might resonate for people thinking about the Indigenous children who died. Life as you know it no longer exists when you lose a child. You, you’re friends and even your family change into people you don’t recognize. When you give birth to a child, the word LOVE takes on a whole new meaning. If you lose a child, that love is overpowered by unbearable grief and pain that nobody can understand unless they’ve been there. Be kind and understanding… we are doing the best that we can. To view – click here

1ST Anniversary – “The Missing Pieces”

May 8th, 2020 – CELEBRATING ONE YEAR – “THE MISSING PIECES”

My first published novel was released one year ago today. It has been quite an experience. Thanks to everyone who has supported me thus far. If you have not read my book and are interested, it is available online… hardcover, paperback, and ebook. I have made a youtube video with an excerpt from Chapter 14. Click here to view
THANKS SO MUCH

Video – Covid 19 – Just For Fun

April 2020 – Just having a little fun to pass the time during quarantine. A silly little video about the importance of staying safe during the COVID 19 crisis.

To see the “Stay Home” video on Youtube CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Northumberland Mall Christmas event

December 21, 2019

Water Lines Book Launch

November 24, 2019

Ottawa Small Press Book Fair – (25th Anniversary)

November 23, 2019

Author Academy Awards

October 25, 2019, Columbus Ohio.

Interviews on the red carpet at the Author Academy Awards. You will find mine at 1:00 on the time bar. Click here to view

Announcing the first prize winners at the Author Academy Awards. You can find my acceptance speech after winning first prize in the Thriller category on the time bar at 32:00 ; after my name is announced, hang in there, it takes me a while to get to the stage. Click here to view

The Compassionate Warriors – Podcast

September 29, 2019 – I was invited by Alpha Gumboc to be a guest on her new podcast series, “The Compassionate Warriors”. Click here to view.

Townshippers’ Festival:

September 21, 2019

Ayer’s Cliff Fair:

August 25, 2019

Cobourg Street Festival:

August 3, 2019

Magog Book Launch:

July 5, 2019

Montreal Book Launch

June 20, 2019

Huntingdon Book Launch:

June 14, 2019

Click here to view the Youtube video at the Huntingdon book launch for “The Missing Pieces”

Interview with Diane Dugas – Imagen

May 8, 2019 – Interview with Diane Dugas on release date of “The Missing Pieces”. Click here to view.