"Indies", as in Independent Bookstores.
Across Canada, authors will be spending time in their favourite bookstores to help promote books.
I'll be at two Black Bond locations, as follows:
11:30 am to 1:30 pm 15562 24th Avenue, Surrey.
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Semiahmoo Mall, South Surrey.
"Terror on the Alert" will be featured, as well as "Soldier of the Horse" and many of my own personal favourites by well-known authors.
The 24th Avenue store will also feature Daniel Kalla, emergency doctor and thriller author, Danielle Marcotte who has written children's books in both official languages, and Sylvia Taylor, writer and editor. For their times, contact the stores.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Kitchener and Bill had an eventful war, including for the ship a Hollywood turn.
At left, Bill was back on civvie street in 1946, pictured with Joyce in Vancouver.
Seventy years later he saw the beaches he helped liberate closehand. He and Joyce were guests at the official day marking the anniversary. At one point they were invited to have their photo taken with another Canadian who was also present.
(Photos courtesy Bill Cameron)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The photo at right is of one of Lord Strathcona's Horse (RC)'s Leopard II's, the German-built behemoths that saw service in Afghanistan. The Strathconas remained mounted until 1940, when they too made what had to be a wrenching conversion to turn in their horses and eventually become tankers.
Monday, April 13, 2015
In 1944 HMCS Kitchener, Corvette K225, found herself in Plymouth Harbour during the buildup to D-Day. Able Seaman Bill Cameron and his shipmates were disappointed to hear they'd be escorting two former French battleships, now loaded with concrete, to the French coast, where they'd be scuttled to form artificial harbours. Well away from the action. But captain and crew wanted to support the landings, which they figured were coming soon, even though they had been told casualties could be as high as 25%. Kitchener's captain, Jack Mole, wasn't putting up with that.
Earlier posts of February 23 and March 11 also dealt with Bill Cameron and Kitchener.