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Virtual Book Launch & Other Cool Matters

Greetings friends. Happy first day of September. Indeed, it has arrived…the fat grey clouds and sassy wind are right on schedule (though I was not mentally prepared for the heat at 3:30pm this afternoon on my run. Golly.). I’d say most things are as unpredictable as the weather these days.

What is predictable though, if you’re looking for something to hold onto, is Dorothy Mahoney’s virtual book launch this Thursday! If you haven’t already, be sure to pre-register by clicking on the link below. (You’ll get an official Zoom invite after that!) The virtual event starts promptly at 7pm and will be held a very *special* location!


I wrote an article for the Windsor Essex Small Business Centre about the impact of the pandemic on Gertrude’s Writing Room. Thank you to the WESBC for giving me the opportunity to write this piece! If you’re a small business owner, an entrepreneur and/or if you’ve got an idea for a business, look at the many courses and links the WESBC has to offer! (When you click on the ‘click here’, the link will show up – then you can click on it!)


I know I’ve been on the quiet regarding my forthcoming poetry collection thimbles (to be released in April 2021 by Palimpsest Press). I can let you know that the final draft is being edited and we’re this | | close to heading down the layout and design path! Utterly exciting! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the poems in the collection as part of the Backstory of the Poem series on the blog of Chris Rice Cooper. (When you click on the ‘click here’, the link will show up – then you can click on it!)


The Gertrude’s Writing Room first-annual chapbook is selling well! If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, send me an email and we’ll get a book in your hands!

The cost is $15.00. (Email with your book order!)

As my family anxiously awaits our back-to-school details, we’re doing our best to enjoy these last days of what has turned out to be a wild and unique summer. Do enjoy the coolness of these evenings and the space that is between seasons.

Peace and love!

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