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April 30, 2016, I will be at SK Books & Collectibles Inc  919C Albert St. Regina, SK with other Saskatchewan Authors for Indies Day.

Alison Lohans 10:00 to 12:00 will be around to talk about books, the books she’s written, and the books she’s reading.

Bruce Rice 10:00-5:00 will be available to talk about books and writing. He will read for 10 minute segments during this time.

Bev Lundahl: 10:00 – 12:00 will be available to talk about books she’s read and her writing process.

Heather Hamm 11:00-2:00 will read during this time as well as be available to speak about the books she reads.

Lisa Geunther 12:00-3:00 “A Sask Book Awards jury has shortlisted Friendly Fire for a New Book Award!” Will be available fro 12:00-3:00 to talk books and she will read during this time.

Alexandra Popoff: 2:00-4:00 Will be available to talk about books and there will be a special presentation at some time between 2:00 and 3:00.

Annette Bower, me, I will be at SK Books and Collectibles from 11:00-3:00. I will be reading between 1-2 and 2-3 for 10 minutes. I am considering reading from my new novel, Fearless Destiny which will be released on August 6, 2016.

One well placed 'No' changsd Tiffany's life. When Will is in her life she finds a way.

One well placed ‘No’ changes Tiffany’s life. When Will is in her life she finds a way.

But this post isn’t about me, it is about

On April 30, do something wonderful. Shop at an independent bookstore.

Drop in and visit the nearest Independent Book Store. For a list of stores participating in each province visit:

A Post Script : A fabulous event at SK Books & Collectibles, Regina.

Here is a picture of me reading from Fearless Destiny taken by fellow author Lisa  Guenther.

2nd reading from Fearless Destiny.

2nd reading from Fearless Destiny.

All three TV stations came out to the store, and here is the link to the CTV coverage.

Thank you Katherine Hill and your camera man.


The first reading of an earlier draft of Fearless Destiny, with a very similar first chapter, took place at Sage Hill Writing Experience, 2014 in the Fiction Colloquium with facilitator, award winning author, Lawrence Hill.



What has this walking writer been up to while she is polishing her novel?

May 2, 2015

May 2, 2015

May 14, 2015

TORONTO, May 14, 2015: The inaugural Canadian Authors for Indies Day, held May 2, 2015, was hugely successful for independent booksellers across Canada. Nearly 700 authors visited over 120 independent bookstores to celebrate the vital role of independent booksellers in both the Canadian book industry and in the lives of readers.”

Nine authors read from their books at SK Books & Collectibles Inc, 919 C Albert St. Regina, SK.

There was a lot of buzz in the store as it was also the grand opening.

Reading from Woman of Substance

Reading from Woman of Substance availab

May 7, 2015

My novel in progress Designed for Love has an element of the effects on a small community when an industry arrives. I selected to write about the potash industry. Saskatchewan is home to one of the largest deposits of potash in the world. Grant Shaver, Senior Process Engineer at Mosiac Potash Belle Paine, the largest solution mine in the world, gave me a slide presentation and a tour of the facility. I had an opportunity to speak with the employees. When I told them I was a romance writer, they smiled and said, “potash and romance.”

I was so pleased to tour the production facility of this valuable resource in my own province. I’m proud of being part of a province that provides a product to help produce food and many other products all over the world.

All visitors must be in protective gear, which includes a hard hat, googles, ear plugs, the safety coveralls and safety boots.

All visitors must be in protective gear, which includes a hard hat, googles, ear plugs, the safety coveralls and safety boots.

May 9, 2015

It was a cool day

It was a cool day

Even though this year was my fastest 5 km walk in the Royal Road Race, I did come in last in my age group. I have been walking and also going to the Walking Endurance Class, therefore, I’m staying strong.






May 10, 2015 Mother’s Day and my first bike ride of the year.

Riding round Wascana Lake

Riding round Wascana Lake

The walking continues around the lake. Spring has arrived in Regina, SK.



Designed for Love continues to be revised and copy edited in between all of the fun of life.



Authors for Indies Day, May 2, 2015

Then check out SK Books & Collectibles Inc (IOBA) for a list of authors and times we’ll be at the store.

Authors on site throughout the day:

Bruce Rice

Bev Lundahl

Brenda Niskala

Alison Lohans

Byrna Barclay

Karyn Good

Linda Biasotto

James Daschuk

Annette Bower