Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Alpha, Alpha, Alpha! Tales of a Cruise Ship Nurse" by Lorna Pominville

Hi, Brian.
So exciting – the Sarnia Observer covered the launch of Alpha, Alpha, Alpha! at the Honey and Locust Café (see article below). Then I had a call from CBC Radio. They saw the article in the Observer and they’re going to interview me on their "Ontario Morning" program.
Ah, fame at last! ;-)


On February 2, 2012, Lorna Pominville launched her new book, Alpha! Alpha! Alpha! Tales of a Cruise Ship Nurse at the Honey and Locust, Specialty Books & Café in Sarnia, Ontario.

Lorna worked in various aspects of nursing in Sarnia and London for twenty-three years before embarking on a new career as a nurse on cruise ships. While at sea she tried her hand at writing by contributing monthly travel articles to an on-line magazine. Lorna finally left the sea after more than ten years of service, and friends began urging her to write a book when they heard her numerous and often humorous stories. Finally, after several years of writing and editing that dream has reached fruition. The result is “Alpha! Alpha! Alpha! Tales of a Cruise Ship Nurse.”

Working on a ship was not as most would expect it to be. Passengers fell ill, became seasick, broke bones, etc and the nursing staff were kept busy tending the sick, performing safety drills as well as performing many non-nursing duties. However, off time did allow them to attend onboard shows, use the gym, attend crew parties and of course go on some wonderful shoreside excursions. She hopes that her readers enjoy the book as much as she enjoyed living the experiences.

Lorna’s book is available at the Honey and Locust, at 180 front Street N, Sarnia, or direct from Lorna at

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Brian, I had the privilege of interviewing Lorna Pominville following the release of her fun and interesting book, Alpha, Alpha, Alpha. The interview, Write On-Lorna Pominville, appeared in the magazine First Monday, and the blog The Write Break. For anyone interested, the link to the interview is


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