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Books about Kids & Divorce

November 23, 2016

As timely as ever… One Year Commencing — published in 1997, but would having to decide which parent you want to live with be any easier now than it was then? Thistledown Press doesn’t think so. This book and 4 more YA titles are on sale for 30% off this week, through their website only.…

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Kathy Stinson, As Photographer

November 30, 2016

Photography – it’s becoming almost as big a part of who I am as writing is. So I’ve added a new page to my website. And I recently joined Instagram which will be only about  photography. I hope you’ll check out both!

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O Homem do Violino, Violinist, and Now…

December 14, 2016

Slowly but surely The Man with the Violin is making its way into the world outside of North America. Esrarengiz Kemanci is its sixth translation

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The Baby's Stocking

December 21, 2016

Hang Up the Baby’s Stocking by Emily Huntington Miller Hang up the baby’s stocking. Be sure you don’t forget! The dear little dimpled darling, She’s never seen Christmas yet! But I’ve told her all about it, And she opened her big blue eyes, And I’m sure she understood it — She looked so funny and…

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My Year in Review

December 28, 2016

One of my favourite photo editing tools, PicMonkey, recently came out with templates for all kinds of neat photo projects, including one that helped me create this — How many selected significant events, captured here, can you identify? To the first person to list all 9, I’ll send a big e-hug. Oh what the heck.…

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“Creative Vision?” Who Me?

January 18, 2017

I’ve been taking another online photography course. Different instructors this time — the folks who set up oopoomoo.com and oopoomoo Creatives. I was delighted to win free entrance to the class with a couple of my photos back in the fall. Thank you, oopoomoo! Samantha and Darwin’s Resolve, is more about discovering who you are as a…

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World Premiere – The Man with the Violin

February 8, 2017

The exciting news I shared last June — about the musical adaptation of The Man with the Violin in the works — is about to become a living thing. The man with the violin, Joshua Bell himself, will play the part of the solo violinist who was ignored by thousands when he played in a…

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Standing Ovation for "The Man with the Violin"

February 15, 2017

The sold out audience in the four tiers of seats at the Kennedy Center rose to their feet with a roar on the afternoon of February 12, when the world premiere of the orchestral adaptation of the book, The Man with the Violin, ended.   Behind the orchestra was a large wide screen on which was projected imagery created by…

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Announcing . . . The Dance of the Violin!

March 8, 2017

A new picture book about Joshua Bell by the same team that brought you The Man with the Violin. This interview with Open Book will tell you all about it. Read on!

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Canada 150

March 29, 2017

I’m having mixed feelings about all the attention being given to “Canada’s 150th Birthday.” I wish I could feel more enthused. It’s strange. Much about Canada makes it a wonderful country, well worth celebrating. And yet. . . When the new Canadian flag was hoisted up the flagpole at my school for the first time in…

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