Wow where has the time gone! A year has gone by since “Jacob of Abbington Pickets” was published! So proud! Well what should we do to celebrate? I know! A tea Party!
Join Abigail for an English cup of tea at our “Abbington Pickets Tea Party” in honour of the first year of my first novel! It’s been a wonderful journey and definite learning curve, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. I am currently working on the next book, which will continue Jacob’s life.
Another highlight was purchasing a new pen. Not just any pen however, but a fountain pen. While I was planning our trip to Victoria, I had in the back of my mind that it would be cool to buy a new fountain pen as a remembrance of the trip. I googled and found Pens Canada, an internet business that custom make fountain pens. They are located outside Nanaimo, B.C. We communicated by email and I was invited to come to their home to pick out a pen.
My daughter and I travelled to Nanoose Bay where we were warmly welcomed by Mike, Claire and their family. Mike explained how he makes the pens and why he decided to craft these beauties to sell on the internet. Mike gave me information on how to look after my new pen, and a certificate of authenticity. Each pen is unique. Mike also does custom orders. How cool is that? If you’re looking for a great, smooth writing pen, check out Mike’s website: www.penscanada.com. After looking over the beautiful collection of custom made pens I finally made my choice. Can you guess which one I picked? It was a pleasure meeting Mike and Claire, and when I need a new pen I will definitely be shopping with them again.
The beauty I chose.
I recently went to Victoria to have a “girls week” with my mom, my two daughters and my sister-in-law. One of the highlights for me was a visit to FriesenPress, my book publisher! It was wonderful to finally meet the lady who has been helping me during this journey of writing, publishing and marketing my novel. Galia, my account manager is amazing!
We sat and visited about our trip to Victoria. We talked about my book, Jacob of Abbington Pickets, and also about my next novel. Of course, I can’t tell you much about that yet, as I don’t want to spoil the fun! We toured FriesenPress and I saw where the magic happens! Now, when we speak on the phone I can visualize where Galia is!
Thank you Galia for meeting with me. I can’t wait to work with you again on my next novel!
Well now that my novel Jacob of Abbington Pickets has been released and my Book Launch has been done, I want to share with everyone my Fibre Art Quilt Portraying Jacob at Goldenrod Ranch. I made this quilt last summer, knowing I would need to promote my up coming book. I had so much fun designing and stitching it. I am excited to start a new one, maybe adding another character to it!
I framed this beauty with an old frame I found at Salvation Army about 7 or more years ago. I have held on to it knowing I would put something special in it someday. The glass in it is beveled, which adds more character to the piece. I couldn’t take the picture with the frame and glass because of the glare the camera makes on the glass. I did have it displayed on the table with the refreshments at my Book launch. You can see this quilt in person at my quilt shop: H. Corinne Hewitt Quilt Pattern & Fabrics in Hanna, Alberta.
That’s right, you read right! The books have arrived, just in time! One week left until the Book Launch! It’s been an wonderful journey and I can’t wait to show the world my finished accomplishment. I have to say I am nervous and fearful, excited and fired up all at the same time. Since I have never hosted a book launch before, I am flying by the seat of my pants. However I have planned a wonderful evening, an evening with special details, details that pertain to the book. Who knows, maybe even Jacob will make an appearance 🙂
I Look forward to seeing everyone there!
Yaaaayyy! finally! I have a date for my Book Launch Party!!! It’s been a long road, but at last, the time is here to see all the hard work in print. I have so many mixed feelings anticipating this day. I am excited yet afraid, but the fear is not bad, it is a fear of the unknown and that is a good thing, right? So join me, my family and friends for this incredible evening event!
I own a quilt shop and design my own patterns, so of course I couldn’t give up the opportunity to design a quilt pattern for my newest word creation! I have named the pattern “Jacob’s Table.” Now I can not tell you anymore and ruin the adventure of you reading the book, so for now this is all you can know. I had the privilege of showing Jacobs Table for the first time in Carlyle Saskatchewan, my hometown at their annual quilt show during Homespun this past weekend. I was truly honoured and excited that it won “Viewers Choice”! What a great kick off to my novel!
Coming soon Jacob’s Table’ quilt pattern. If you would like to order this pattern please email me @ email@example.com
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Hello everyone! I know you all are waiting to hear when my book will be available. I too am having trouble being “patient”. I have been writing little tid bits about the novel to prepare for future blog posts as I wait. My cover should be done this week, and I am so excited on how it’s turning out. My dream of being a writer is becoming a reality!!!
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Thank you for hanging in there and supporting me during this wonderful journey.
Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement regarding my up coming novel! One question friends are asking me is, “Where did you find the time?” That’s a great question! I have been wanting to write a book since I was twelve years old, but I didn’t get real serious about until about six years ago. Over that time, I have researched on how to write a novel, how to get it published, how to create characters, an so on and so forth. Meanwhile I had started several novels which I didn’t continue until I started this one. Last year in January I started writing but because of the busy year I had, I had to put it on hold. This passed January, another new year had begun and I told myself this was going to be the year I would publish my novel. My hubby gave me a new lap top for Christmas and that was one of the reasons it was more achievable.
Every evening after supper, in my Grandad’s comfy chair that is draped with a quilt, I would sit with my feet up on the ottoman and type to my heart’s content. Sometimes I would stare at the screen with the TV on and not type a thing and then other times I would type so much I would lose track of the time. I just made it a priority to always sit down at the same time every day and it was very effective. The weekends I would sometimes find more time, but generally it was the evenings on weekdays. At first it was a routine that took getting used to, but by the time I finished the first draft of my manuscript I felt like, “What shall I do with the rest of my life?” It was a joke I told myself. But there is more to writing a book than you think, which I am finding out. I am enjoying the journey and hope you will follow me as I take this giant leap forward.