Saturday, July 28, 2012

Making New Friends Along the Way - Meyer

Well, we’ve been traveling for almost a month now and we’ve made new friends along the way and renewed acquaintances with old friends as well.

Some of the new friends we have met have become partners with us as booksellers – and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to them.

In Winnipeg, my children’s chapter book, Pilot Error has found a new home at the Western Canada Aviation Museum located at 958 Ferry Road. This museum is a great way for you to spend an educational and fun afternoon with your children or grandchildren.

Also in Winnipeg, there is a large selection of my books now at The Forks in the Two Rivers store (the Craft Cupboard). This is a great place to purchase a Canadian made gift or book.

There are still a few of my books at HoJoes in Kenora –mostly Get Lost! and Pilot Error.

Moving on west, you can stop by in Vermillion Bay at Way North (Casually Hip) which has a wonderful selection of gifts and books – and it’s a nice place to stop if you are traveling along the transCanada highway between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.

If you are heading up on Hwy 72, you can stop in at the Tourist Travel center and they have a few of my books, just in time for Sioux Lookout’s 100th anniversary celebration.

If you decide to travel “Mom’s Way” instead of the transCanada, you’ll have a beautiful scenic drive and will want to stop at Gill’s Trading Post in Sioux Narrows. They have a large assortment of my books and many wonderful gift items as well.

Traveling along the transCanada, you will go through Ignace where there is an awesome gift store that has lots of great crafts, souvenirs and… books!    Black Bear Gifts also has bait and tackle. It is located at 303 Main St. in Ignace. It was a pleasure to meet the owners, Garry and Nicole.

Tucked away in Victoriaville Mall in Thunder Bay is a gem of a store that stocks beautiful clothes and other interesting gift items and… books! Thanks Betty for trying out my books in your store – I hope they sell well for you! “Amos & Andes” is located at 600 Victoria Avenue East.

In Fort Frances, my long-time friend, Karla Ans arranged a book signing  for me at “Northwoods Gallery and Gifts.” They still have copies of some of my books there for those who couldn’t make it to the booksigning. Northwoods Gallery doesn’t stock a lot of books but does have a rack of books by local authors.

Across the street, at Betty’s there is a large selection of books by many northern and Aboriginal authors. Blair and Doug Anderson have placed some of my books in their local author section.

John and I also spent time along the way visiting with family and spent a couple of days doing a presentation at Sunny Cove Camp in Fort Frances.

Now, we’re “heading for the hills” of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. We are really looking forward to this time of rest and relaxation. I’m also hoping to do some writing – something that gets often neglected during our busy school year.

Hope all of you are having a great summer!

Dorene Meyer


1 comment:

Peter Black said...

Dorene . . . Wow! Your itinerary just about matches your prodigious writing / publishing output.
I'm thrilled for you, and applaud your diligence in establishing relationships with business owners who have potential outlets for your written work -- words that have power to touch and transform. ~~+~~

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