Goodwood writer wins Canada Book Award
Goodwood author Vicky Earle is excited that ‘Pointed Attacks’, the third book in her Meg Sheppard Mystery Series was recently announced as a Canada Book Award winner.
“This awards program recognizes and promotes Canadian author outstanding accomplishment,” Earle said
The Canada Book Awards program is not a contest, but is an ongoing 0book assessment program that honours Canadian authors. “This is my first award, and I’m grateful for this acknowledgement.”
Earle held the launch of ‘Pointed Attacks’ at Blue Heron Books earlier this month, on November 17. All three books of the Meg Sheppard Mystery Series are available at Blue Heron.
For more information on the Canada Book Award, go to canadabookawards.com. For more information on Vicky Earle and her novels, visit vickyearleauthor.blogspot.ca, or find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Christmas is Coming, brought to you by One Voice Singers
No matter how it is celebrated, the anticipation of Christmas is one of its most compelling and endearing features. “Christmas is Coming” means children can start to get excited, and planning begins for family gatherings, decorating activities, tons of baking gets done, and it’s time for the One Voice Singers’ Christmas concert!
One Voice has chosen “Christmas is Coming” as its theme this year, it says, “at least partly because of the eclectic nature of our repertoire.”
Covering hundreds of years and many music styles, One Voice says that “there will be something in the concert for everyone. From the Baroque to spiritual to contemporary, we will try to create a mood of anticipation and excitement as your December takes shape.”
One Voice Singers is featuring a special guest artist this year.
“We are also very excited to have Julien Kelland as our guest artist this year. Julien is from Uxbridge, and at only 21, has already achieved major star status, with huge exposure on YouTube and Spotify, as well as significant television and concert success. Though her main passion lives within writing and recording more contemporary styles, she also teaches voice through the studio of [local musician] Jennifer Neveu-Campsall.”
“Christmas is Coming” will be presented twice – once on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, December 7, at 3 p.m. Both concerts will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge. Tickets, which are $20, are available at Presents, Presents, Presents on Brock St. W., and will also be available at the door.
One Voice says it knows that many people have made its concerts part of their Christmas tradition, and hopes that more people can join them in celebrating that Christmas is coming.