May 1, 2022
Welcome to our new subscribers this month! We hope you'll enjoy keeping in touch with Jamie Tremain.
We are curious to know if any of the books highlighted in our Special Edition blog have been read? Would love to have comments!
Jamie Tremain enjoyed a super day at a local Bazaar and Craft Event yesterday. It's been more than 2 years since we were able to meet friends and new readers. We shared table time with fellow authors, Gloria Ferris and Donna Warner. Good times and we look forward to more to come. We were pleasantly surprised to have visits from friends not seen in far too long and it truly made the day a success.
Post event, the four of us enjoyed a lovely meal at the Breadalbane Inn in Fergus. The weather was perfect and we ended the day tired but happy.
Liz's Thoughts on the Merry Merry Month of May
May can be a temperamental month. At times more like winter than spring or full-on summer heat. I can remember, as a child, heavy snowfall on Mother's Day. The snow weighed down the branches of the fruit trees in our yard, which were in full blossom. But by early afternoon, all traces of snow had disappeared.
And what's a new month without some fun facts. Did you know:
May had a very different name in Old English. In days of yore May was referred to as the "month of three milkings". So, yes, go ahead and see if you can milk those cows thrice a day in May.
Along with being considered a bad month in which to be married, there's the Cornish superstition that buying a new broom in May is unlucky and neither should you wash your blankets either.
A personal favourite is, of course, the day that comes after May 3, or as I like to say, "May the 4th be with you."
Historically, May has been a good month for US Presidents. No President has apparently ever died in May (but I stand to be corrected).
Emeralds! The birthstone for May. Typically this stone ranges from a deep-sea green colour to lighter shades. Yellow and blue are also the colour of some emeralds. Emeralds are symbols of fertility and rebirth. **Special note for Gloria Ferris
And of course, May celebrates Cinco de Mayo on May 5th and in North America we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. (So this Blog-Letter should come to you in plenty of time not to forget!)
Pam's not thinking of anything but warmer weather. I don't mean tropical, but days where the sun on your face makes you feel good. A walk outside without a parka and boots. Why has this winter seemed so long and dreary? We've had worse winters to contend with but because of the circumstances where we've had to stay home for the good of our health and if we did go out it was with a mask. Yes, the Times are a-changing.
So, with all this time on my hands means my writing has tripled. Right? No, that's not the case. Slow and steady wins the race. But Jamie Tremain is chugging along on the third book in our Grant's Crossing series. The title is tentatively called, "Death Acts Out".
A wonderful day in the lovely town of Fergus at the Canadian Legion yesterday. The Women's Auxiliary held a Craft Bazaar - their first in more than two years.
|Donna Warner Gloria Ferris Liz Lindsay Pam Blance|
|Post Event Debriefing at the Breadalbane Inn|
I love the town of Fergus, Ontario with the Grand River running through it and I will be back in August for the Scottish/Fergus Highland games.
|Nearly kilt in 2017 :-)|
|August 12 - 14 2022|
It's only an hour's drive from Toronto so hope to see you there.
JT News -
What are we doing right now? Well, as noted by Pam, we are nearing the end of the first draft for the third book in our Grant's Crossing Series. And for fans of Dorothy Dennehy, ideas are taking shape for a new book in that series.
We're also looking forward to an in-person get-together with our Genre5 Writing Group later this month. Plans are afoot for a possible writer's retreat as a sequel to last August's fun time in cottage country.
We'd love to hear your summer plans. Travel has picked up. What favourite travel destination are you longing to revisit?
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