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October 15 . Issue #113

Hello all, welcome to my weekly journal. This week I am thrilled to announce the release of my new book Samba no Brasil. Thank you to all the folks who helped to make this translated version of Samba in Brazil available.

1.  My new book Samba no Brasil has been published as an e-book to many of the popular sites such as Apple, Kobo and Google among others and as a paperback book to Amazon.com.

The featured photo is of our new front and back cover by illustrator Joshua Miller. Fantastic job Joshua. The book has been translated from English to Brazilian/Portuguese.

2. This week I discovered some creatives in the nearby town of Flesherton. The art gallery; “Arts on Ten” and the adjoining Cuckoo Valley Garden were eye-catching attractions. Now, I only walked around the building and took some photo’s of the art that adorned the fence and the back wall and garage door.

Visiting the actual art gallery during their operating hours will be on next weeks schedule now that I know their hours.

3. I am a member of Hot Docs at home a new series has just come out featuring documentaries about Japan. I watched:

“Ama-San” A deep dive into the ancient tradition of freediving for pearls, urchins and abelone with the “sea women” of Japan’s Shima Peninsula.

I loved the simplicity and the beauty of this film – the ease at which these brave women go into the ocean, all in the course of earning a living.

I have booked my tickets for the other featured Japanese documentaries, next in the series, “Book-Paper-Scissors“.  The story of Nobuyoshi Kikuchi, a 75-year old man who devoted his life to designing over 15,000 books, all by hand.

4. My ear candy this week has been the sublime chromatic harmonica playing of Filipe Jers. I only became aware of Filipe recently through my harmonica teacher, the great Jason Ricci. Have a listen to Filipe Jers with guitarist Emil Ernebro playing at a recent Blues Festival.

And Jason Ricci has a new album out be sure to check that out if you want to hear some fantastic Diatonic harmonica playing. City- Country – City with  Joe Krown and Jason Ricci.

5. This week in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving. My family and I enjoyed a great family gathering, giving thanks for our blessings, our good fortune and for just being together.

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 no Brasil the Brazilian/ Portuguese version of Samba in Brazil;  The paperback books are 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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Children's Books Reading Writing

October 8 . Issue #112

Hello all and welcome to my weekly journal. This week has been busy, working on two books. A translated version of Samba in Brazil and the new children’s book Scratchy the Squirrel – A Time For Friends. 

The featured photo is from a canoeing expedition that I took with friends around Collingwood Harbor at the beginning of the week.

1. This month we celebrate National Book Month. The month-long celebration focuses on the importance of reading, writing and literature. National Book Month is also a time to honour the country’s best books and authors. In mid-October, the National Book Awards announces the year’s 15 finalists.

2. World Teachers Day 2021 – Nine years have passed since UNESCO inaugurated ­October 5, 1994, as the first World Teachers’ Day.

October 5 commemorates the teaching profession’s contribution to educating the children of the world. Therefore, it is fitting that this year’s World Teachers’ Day theme is “Teachers—Opening Doors to a Better World.”

3. I am listening to the music of the late bassist George Mraz. I just heard the news that this great bassist passed away on September 16, 2021. RIP maestro, I am very happy to have seen Mraz play life on a couple of occasions. Once with his trio and once with the Kenny Barron Trio.

4. Children’s books, are wonderful. I say this not only from the POV, point of view, of a children’s book author but as someone who appreciates a great children’s book.

This week I reviewed a wonderful book, The Mailbox in the Forest by Kyoko Hara (Author), Kazue Takahashi (Illustrator). I posted my review on Amazon.com and I have a copy of it on my page: children’s books reviewed.

5. I am working with my book team to finalize the Brazilian Portuguese translated book, Samba no Brasil. I am trying to pick the cover that we’re going to use for the new cover. What do you think of this one? I like it!

The new book Scratchy the Squirrel – A Time For Friends, is in the process of a minor rewrite after our editor’s review. We are still thinking about a cover page. One of the characters is eager to find out which illustration will become the main cover art.

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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Autumn Children's Books Writing

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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