Yolanda Ridge

Children's Author

Grand Forks Library

Grand Forks & District Public Library - Grand Forks, BC

Today I was invited to the Grand Forks Library to give my presentation on “Getting Published.”  Despite traffic and technology conspiring against me, I had a great time meeting with the writers of Grand Forks.  There was a excellent turn out for the presentation and I really appreciated everyone’s questions and comments – especially those that stayed afterward.

Good luck to the NaNoWriMo participants, the enthusiastic writers guild, and everyone on the pathway to publication –  no matter how far you are along that road and no matter which branch(es) you take to get there!

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RSS Rocks!

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with the grade 6 and 7 classes at Rossland Secondary School.  My visit was organized by Sam, a grade 12 student, who was awarded a grant through the Columbia Basin Trust to develop RSS Reads.  Through this initiative, she has developed a comfortable place for students to read and is currently running a program called “caught reading”.  To further increase literacy, she has brought in several authors to give presentations and talk with various groups of students.  

My presentation “So… what’s it like to publish a book?” outlined the path I took to publish my first two books.  I read a small section from each book and then concluded by talking about the position I’m in now – still searching for book #3.  There were 90 students in the audience – the largest group I’ve ever presented too (which was booked just after my October 16th post about crowd control.  Coincidence?  I think not…)  It is also the best audience I’ve ever had with great attention and excellent questions.  Thank you, RSS!

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Rossland Heritage Celebration

As part of Rossland’s Heritage Celebration at Golden City Days, Darcee O’Hearn and I will be offering our How to get Published workshop on Thursday, September 6th from 7-9 at the library.  More information;.

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