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Such Excitement!

November 13, 2017 Renny EventsHistorical Fiction

I recently had the pleasure of being part of Northumberland County’s project to celebrate our 150th birthday. The County has created a book and show at the Art Gallery of Northumberland County called “When We Came From Away”. It showcases accounts of people coming to Canada, now living in the county. The accounts and photos […]

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Reviews for After Paris and Family Business

January 16, 2017 Renny After ParisFamily BusinessHistorical Fiction

Here’s what my readers are saying about After Paris: “I just wanted to let you know that I’ve just finished “After Paris” and I absolutely loved it. You write beautifully it has to be said.  I thought Lisbeth’s character was very well crafted, so strong yet so vulnerable and self- doubting at times. The embodiment […]

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Going On Tour

September 8, 2016 Renny After ParisEventsHistorical Fiction

Follow me on my Virtual Blog Tour beginning September 19. Check out all the blogs where I’ll be interviewed, writing guest posts or will have my new novel After Paris reviewed. See the full schedule here: http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/afterparisblogtour For those who prefer the old fashioned tour – I’ll be doing that too: Guysborough town library, Nova […]

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WW1 And More

April 27, 2016 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

April is the month in which we remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle, which first saw Canada fight as the cohesive Canadian Expeditionary Force (4 Divisions) rather than as various units attached to the British Expeditionary Force, ran between April 9 and 12, and will ‘celebrate’ its 100th anniversary next year (1917). Although […]

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An Afternoon of Story and Song in Port Hope

November 12, 2015 Renny EventsFamily BusinessHistorical Fiction

Sunday, November 15: 1 pm-3 pm As part of this month’s on-going celebration of authors, please join me for a reading and discussion of my debut novel Family Business, recently shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. I will be joined by recording artist and one of Canada’s best loved Irish Tenors; Jimmy Carton, who will perform […]

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Celebrating Success

July 13, 2015 Renny AwardsFamily BusinessHistorical Fiction

What does success look like? Like a chameleon, it takes on different colours and forms depending on the time in one’s life. For me, the time may come when being Shortlisted  for an award like the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize may not be enough to warrant the great excitement; the throbbing heart; the near giddy joy that […]

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Book Signing

June 3, 2015 Renny Family BusinessHistorical Fiction

Join me at the Peterborough Chapters on June 26, 4 pm – 8 pm for some chat and to pick up your personalized copy of Family Business. Books make great gifts too! http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/storelocator/storeDetails/930/  

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Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Short-list

May 21, 2015 Renny Family BusinessHistorical Fiction

I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you the exciting news that my book has been short-listed for the new Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Here is an excerpt from the Kobo Press Release: “Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced The 15 best new Canadian books have been selected from three categories: Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction (Mystery), […]

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Never Give Up

May 8, 2015 Renny Family BusinessHistorical Fiction

This week we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. It’s a double celebration for me as a first generation Dutch-Canadian. First of all I celebrate my roots which has given me the tenacious and determined attitude which exemplify the Dutch people. I celebrate, what some people may call stubbornness, because I […]

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Am I an Island?

December 8, 2014 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

I consider myself a rather solitary person. I enjoy my own company, and that of my dogs. It was interesting to me to realize then, how many communities in which I am in fact a participant. I recently read Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland – a wonderful book set in Newfoundland – and it made me think […]

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