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October 1 . Issue #111

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal where I share with you 5 things that captured my interest during the week. This week is a first, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new training regimen, kids books and more…

1. This week, September 30th, here in Canada, we observed our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a national holiday for Canadians of all backgrounds to recognize and reflect on the horrors of Canada’s former residential school system and honour the lost children and the survivors.

The holiday grants a paid day off to federally regulated employees and public servants, and some provincial governments have done the same for their workers, although not here in Ontario.

The law to mark September 30th as a holiday was given royal assent just weeks after 215 unmarked graves were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.

2. For my viewing pleasure this week the family watched a new version of Cinderella. A fun family classic re-imagined in a modern manner With hip hop and classic pop songs, Broadway-style song and dance and an all-star cast that carries the film through with some fantastic scenes.

3. River training and lake training filled my mornings with enjoyment. The featured photo is of me working my core and my balance while doing some long staff exercises. I am balancing on a fallen tree that is suspended over a river.

The morning lake training consisted of cold water swimming and canoeing around beautiful Lake Eugenia near Blue Mountain.

4. My book promotion, Exciting Reads For Children, is still happening and you can pick up some wonderful children’s e-books for free for a limited time, including my book Samba em um Dia de Neve.

5. My new book Scratchy the SquirrelA Time For Friends, is now in the capable hands of the editor. The illustrations by Joshua Miller, are almost complete. I have chosen the front cover illustration. Have a look at the sample above and let me know if you like it.

Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba in Brazil;  Paperback version, on sale for a limited time.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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September 24 . Issue #110

Hello all and welcome to the 1st week of the fall season. This week I celebrate the birth of a great poet, a great singer, the fall equinox and more…

The featured photo is one that I captured Thursday afternoon, my river cruise after a tumultuous downpour the previous day. The water in the Beaver River was up about two feet and the current was strong, so it was a good workout going upriver.  On the other side of the bridge in the photo, there is a stepped drop of about 100 feet. I didn’t want to get too close.

1. My book promotion is still happening, get your free children’s e-book, Samba em um Dia de Neve. A best-seller in kids Portuguese Books.

Check out all of the other free e-books and best-selling children’s book authors, Exciting Reads For Kids. This promotion is only available for a limited time.

2. This week, September 21st marks a special occasion, The International Day of Peace.

Do you know the path to World Peace? I believe that education is the answer. Let us try to support education for all people in the World.

The 2021 theme for International Day of Peace: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world. Celebrate peace by standing up against acts of hate online and offline, and by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in the face of the pandemic, and as we recover.

3. I celebrated a couple of birthdays this week, the birth of the great songwriter, some would say, poet, Leonard Cohen (1954 – 2016). One of his many wonderful songs “Hallelujah” performed here by Josh Groban and Lucia Micarelli.

The great tenor Andrea Bocelli turned 63 this week and I listened to one of his concerts while working on this newsletter. Music For Hope – Live From Milan.

4. This week, September 21st ushered in the fall equinox, equinox meaning to equal – when day and night are of equal length.

When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north, this marks the vernal equinox…

5. My work on the new book, Scratchy the Squirrel – A Time For Friends with illustrations by Joshua Miller is progressing nicely. This week Joshua and I went over the illustrations and made some minor changes.

The project is now scheduled for completion by mid-October and will be ready for release in November.

Send me a message if you would like to receive an Advanced Reader Copy. (info@paulyanuziello.com)

Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba in Brazil; on sale for a limited time.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.

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October 23 . Issue #61

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;

Lengthen night and shorten day;

Every leaf speaks bliss to me

Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow

Blossom where the rose should grow;

I shall sing when night’s decay

Ushers in a drearier day.”  Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848)

In this weeks newsletter, young authors, listening to nature and more…

My Weekly Journal

A weekly newsletter that gives you 5 personal interests that I share with you.

1. Happy to share my love of writing with some young authors this week. During the workshop, we reviewed the ingredients required to create a story. I read excerpts from two books; a few pages of my book Samba on a Snowy Day and one chapter from Roald Dahl’s, The Witches.

The writing organization I belong to WCYR presented me with an opportunity to share a creative writing workshop with children as part of the East Gwillimbury Public Library virtual programs. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020.

2. My reading pleasure took me back to Wild Mind: Living The Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg. A great writer’s resource that includes thirty-five “Try this” exercises to get your pen in motion.

I am also enjoying a book I work on regularly, Just Write One Thing Today – 365 Creative Prompts To Inspire You Every Day by John Gillard. An inspirational gift from my daughter Nadia.

3. My ear candy is all about autumn. Especially Autumn Leaves. My inspiration for raking up the falling leaves.

Watching the RCM virtual presentation of The  Resounding Concert took up one of my evenings; a dazzling mix of eye and ear candy. Available to Livestream until October 24.

4. A friend recently mentioned that she had watched everything on Netflix, her question, “what next”?

I responded, “get outside and watch nature.”

5. Road trips, I used to take road trips; visiting martial arts dojo’s or friends cottages in the near north and jazz festivals, lots of music festivals. This Friday I will venture off on a road trip to distant Guelph to help my daughter’s dog, Samba.

Yes, that Samba; the protagonist of my book Samba on a Snowy Day.  He has injured his leg and needs to be fitted for a brace.

Thanks for reading, if you think someone you know would like my newsletter please share it with them. If you’re looking for a great children’s book, check out my book, Samba on a Snowy Day. Soon to be available in Chapters – Indigo stores in Markham, Richmond Hill and Newmarket.

Please consider a contribution to our next book project; scheduled for February of 2021. You can contribute by buying me a coffee, just swing by Ko-fi.com.  You know I appreciate my coffee and in these crazy times every coffee really helps out.

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