Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Love Letters ~ Hannah McKinnon's latest story on CommuterLit and three self-published novels.

Yay, Patricia!
Hi, Brian.
I would be very grateful if you would post a notice about my newly published book, Liam, An Irish historical novel, on your blog. 
The book traces the growing up years of Liam, a young boy, who lived in Ireland during the time of the Great Famine (1845-1849). He witnesses starvation, cruelty and deprivation at the hands of the English. Can he surmount his problems? The New World beckons on him. Beset by conflicting emotions, he is forced to decide between remaining in a famine-ridden country or emigrating to a strange country and taking his chances.
Sincere best wishes,
Patricia Hegarty
Patricia's novel is available through iBooks and Smashwords (here). Check it out. She's a magical writer. ~ Brian

Dear Brian,
Several years ago I attended your seminar about writing memoirs and other personal stories. You had Ross Pennie as a guest speaker and he talked about his experience and shared his memoir, The Unforgiving Tides. Your workshop proved significantly helpful. I took copious notes and went back to them again and again.
Because of health and other issues, my book was delayed, but these very things which interrupted my writing became some of my material, and I’ve now self-published my In Other Worlds with Westbow Press and it’s receiving very great reviews as a page turner.
Thank you for being a help to me and many other aspiring writers. Though I had written dozens of articles for journals and a couple of short stories, writing a book was a new kind of project, and your seminar and the example of Ross Pennie were a huge stimulus.
John Wilson
Check out John’s memoir of his time in Papua Inodnesia here.
Note: I have an eight-week course in writing memoirs and other personal stories starting in April. Details here. ~ Brian

Hello, Brian.
I like to pass on, that I’ve self-published my book The English Professor with Friesen Press.   Check it out here.
I wish you well,
Gina Iafrate

Hello, Brian.
Here’s my latest story on CommuterLit, ‘The Icing on the Cake” (here).
I wrote it during Brian’s dialogue workshop in Georgetown. The assignment was to write a piece of dialogue in which someone attempted to convince someone else to do something (or not to do something).
Hope you like it!
Hannah McKinnon
You can find links to all seven of Hannah’s stories on CommuterLit here.
For information about submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

See Brian Henry’s schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara on the Lake, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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