Good morning, Brian.
Hope's Journey, the fifth novel in my young adult "Forging a Nation" series, comes out this month. I’m having two book launches, and everyone’s invited:
Saturday, September 12
at the Niagara Historical Museum, 43 Castlereagh Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake (map here.)
Sunday September 13
at A Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust Street, Burlington (map here)
There will be refreshments at both and free admission.
Jean Rae Baxter
Jean Rae Baxter
The fifth volume in the “Forging a Nation” series begins in 1791. The year a new province is created in the country that will one day be called Canada. The year Hope Cobman’s life turns around.
At thirteen, she must leave the orphanage where she has lived since her mother’s death one year ago. Alone in the world, she dreams of finding her father and three brothers — all complete strangers to her, for even before her birth the American Revolution had scattered her family. Forced into becoming an indentured servant, she is little more than a slave to a lonely man and his bitter, crippled mother.
Finally set free, she sets off on her own. But instead of finding a father and a brother who will take care of her, she learns that it is up to her to help them recover from the wounds of war. Along the way, she discovers her own strength. For Hope, and for all the Loyalists of Upper Canada, a brighter future lies ahead.
“A compelling quest for family.” —Sylvia McNicoll, author of Revenge on the Fly
If you miss the book launches, Hope’s Journey and the four other books in the "Forging a Nation" series are also available through Ronsdale Press here.
For information on submitting to Ronsdale Press, see here.
Note: I’ll be leading a Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop with guests Yasemin Ucar, senior editor, Kids Can Press, and author Jennifer Mook-Sang on Saturday, Sept 12. Details here. – Brian
See my full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.
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