Incredible Sale: Save $4 on “Northern Survival”

Don’t miss this incredible sale. Northern Survival is marked down 80% until November 20th.

What is this book about?

Northern Survival

What does a struggling writer from Nova Scotia and a wealthy movie star from California have in common? Nothing. When they are the only survivors of a plane crash in Northern Ontario, then opposite sides of the continent must come together and overcome their Imperial and Metric systems and their failed past relationships to escape the wilderness before starvation and the approaching winter weather claim them.

Olive and John are not your typical characters in a romance novel. Both are over 50 with a lot of life left to live if they survive.

How is it Classified?

McGyver classifies it as a survival, adventure and inspiration story laced with romance.

Who is this Diane McGyver?

Diane McGyver

Diane McGyver write stories; sometimes they’re short; sometimes they’re long, very long, 160,000 words long. She lives in Nova Scotia, a peninsula sticking into the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast of Canada.

“My people have always told stories, so it’s no surprise I carry on this tradition, sharing their stories and telling my own,” says McGyver. “Some of my best memories are sitting around a campfire or on the tailgate of a truck and shooting the breeze, listening to stories of family and friends.”

They’ve not only inspired her written stories, but some of the characters in their stories have made it into hers.

McGyver is also a long-time member of the East Hants Writers’ group.

Where can I buy this book?

Exclusively at Amazon. Sale ends November 20th.

Kindle Unlimited members read for free.

I don’t own a Kindle Reader

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Zoom Meeting for Writers Hosted by Truro Library

The Colchester-East Hants Library has organised Online Roundtable for Writing Resources.

If you are a writer, whether you’ve been writing for years or just getting started, you’re invited to participate in the first Zoom Meeting on Wednesday November 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Join them to share tips, tricks and tools with others who love to write.

Pre-registration is a must.

To register, contact the library by email: info@CEHPublicLibrary.ca

To learn more, use the same address to contact library staff.

The library website is here.

‘Call to Artists’ Port Bickerton Lighthouse 2021 Artist in Residence

The Port Bickerton Lighthouse Association is once again offering their lighthouse up for their Artist in Residence program. The lighthouse is on the beautiful coast of Guysborough County, miles away from distraction. Except for the sea, the waves and the wildlife.

Artists working in any medium, including writing, are invited to apply. The program is designed to provide work space and accommodation in a retreat environment where participants can work independently on their own project for a two week time period. At this time, they are only accepting applications from Atlantic Canadian artists/writers who are currently living in Atlantic Canada.

Applications will be accepted for the 2021 season from September 1, 2020 to January 26, 2021.

To learn more about this program, visit the information page on Maritime Art List.

EBOOK SALE: “Balancing Act” by Barbara Carter

Limited Time Offer: FREE eBook

Barbara Carter Balancing ActDownload Balancing Act by Barbara Carter today to take advantage of this awesome sale. Only at Amazon.

If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you read for free.

Get it now. Read it now – or later.

Sale: Saturday October 10th to Tuesday October 13th.

Reviews

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was engaged from the first page. Lots of period detail and the characters were very believable. Lots of teenage angst – friendships, boyfriends. 
  • She sets the scenes so well. I can see the mud-soaked and frayed bell-bottom jeans that were fashionably long. I smell the cigarette smoke and taste the harsh vanilla she and her friends drank to get “high” during lunch break. I can hear Janis Joplin blaring out from a hi-fi that used to only play Hank Snow records. That was a time when the generation gap seemed huge, and insurmountable and no more so when the author is grappling with big emotions and no one seemed to understand her (or even listen).
  • I can relate to this book in more ways than I care to admit. I think we’ve all been there, that time when we’re so close to being both adults and children at the same time, but Balancing Act is unique in that it’s an honest memoir of life becoming overwhelming and ultimately finding liberation in the long run.

BALANCING ACT: Memoir of a Teenage Breakdown

In the 1970s, outside the town of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, Barbara Ann is thirteen, going into grade seven and starting a new school. She wants what most other teenage girls want: the right hair, the right clothes, the right friends, the right boyfriend, and everything else that leads to love and happiness.

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eBook Sale: Floating in Saltwater by Barbara Carter

Limited Time Offer: FREE eBook

Barbara CarterDownload Floating in Saltwater by Barbara Carter today to take advantage of this awesome sale. Only at Amazon.

If you are a Kindle Unlimited member, you read for free.

Get it now. Read it now – or later.

Sale: Friday September 18th to Tuesday September 22nd.

Reviews

  • Ms. Carter’s book establishes an intimacy with reader seldom possible in fiction. She crafts the memoir with attention to conflict, realistic dialogue, and character gestures. Characters leap from the pages to life.
  • I loved this book. It reminded me of so many little things I had forgotten about growing up in rural Canada. The author paints candid pictures of harsh realities in a way that makes you feel like an insider to her pain and confusion.

Barbara Carter has been a member of the East Hants Writers group for many years. Learn more about here on her membership page.

BOOK SALE AT C. W. SAUNDERS MASON LODGE, ELMSDALE

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (March 7th) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

BOOK SALE AT C. W. SAUNDERS MASON LODGE, ELMSDALE

First Sale of 2020

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (February 1st) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

BOOK SALE AT C. W. SAUNDERS MASON LODGE, ELMSDALE

Last Sale of 2019

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (December 7th) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

BOOK SALE AT C. W. SAUNDERS MASON LODGE, ELMSDALE

On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (October 5th) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

Picture Book from Concept to Publication by Alice Walsh

Alice Walsh, a long-time member of East Hants Writers, is holding a workshop called The Picture Book from Concept to Publication at Open Book Cafe, Nimbus Publishing.

She’ll discuss the process, including::

  • Dispelling myths about children’s books and the picture book in particular
  • Types and genres of picture books
  • Opening lines–begin with a bang.
  • Word count—keeping the prose sparse while making it hum
  • Why illustrations are more than just décor
  • Creating unforgettable characters
  • Finding a market for your picture book

Date: Monday September 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: 3660 Strawberry Hill Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

For more information and to purchase tickets go here.