I have asked friend, author, and fellow Anita Factory member, Pat, the following two questions: What was your favourite book as a teen? As a teen I loved to read Archie Comics; I couldn’t get enough of them. My favourite book for teens (as I was an adult) was "Are You There God? It’s Me,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier
I have asked friend, author, and fellow Anita Factory member, Pat, the following two questions: What inspires you? Watching people giving their utmost to make a difference in others’ lives. The weekend Free Press highlighted Grant Park high school students, living with cognitive and physical disabilities, preparing for their January performance, The Little Mermaid. These… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier
Pat is a fellow founding member of the Anita Factor writing group. Since we've met, she has retired from a teaching career, but her passion for children and learning is evident in her retired life. Pat is non-stop go - her energy is inspiring! Being one of the most positive people I know, with Pat,… Continue reading A Minute of Time with Pat Trottier
I was going to blog about what an amazing year the members of my writing group, The Anita Factor, is having, however, one of my fellow members, MaryLou, who blogs at What Next? beat me to the punch. So, I’ll piggy back on her wonderful post. Thanks, MaryLou! It really has been a year of one fantastic story after another – literally and figuratively!
The nominees for the Manitoba Book Awards have been announced and three members of my writing group The Anitas have made the short lists. Suzanne Costigan is nominated in the fiction for older children category for her book Empty Cup. Suzanne’s novel has also been selected as a featured book in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for Kids & Teens.
Deborah Froese is among the nominees in the fiction for younger children category for her picture book Mr. Jacobson’s Window.
Melanie Matheson is nominated in the same category as Deborah, for her picture book Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl.
Some other good news for The Anitas recently was the announcement that Jodi Carmichael’s novel Forever Julia was featured in an article in Quill and Quire. Jodi launches her book April 16th at McNally Robinson.
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