All Saints Catholic High School was the venue for my first craft fair selling the book. I chatted and signed books for people who had been to one-room schools across Canada or were buying Christmas presents for friends and family. The book is a wonderful gift for older people to reminisce or have the stories read to them, as they are generally only one page in length.
In the afternoon, I signed books at Chapters Pinecrest. I was delighted to meet Mary-Ellen Van Dongen-Viau who is featured in my book. Her claim to fame is that she went to the Marvelville School with Larry Robinson (NHL Hockey player and coach) and the story of them being in Grade 1 together is adorable. Leanne Hopewell, Customer Experience Manager at Chapters Pinecrest, advertised my book to customers and ordered another 18 books for the store. I’m now over 350 books sold – not bad for two months of being in the market.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.