Last night, I ended up spending four hours in the emergency of the Queensway Carleton Hospital. (Don’t worry. I’m fine.) My ears perked up when I heard the woman next to me in the waiting room say she had to get some papers to the printer. I asked her if she was a writer. She was not, but only had to go to the printer for her job. Needless to say, I informed her I was an author and pulled a book out of my bag to show her. (Note to authors – Don’t leave home without your book!) Imagine our surprise when she said she knew Linda Preston (p. 7) and recognized a number of the schoolhouses in Goulbourn Township. Of course, she had to buy my book!
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.