Susan & Brock Fournier have a beautiful family run store, Spotlight on the Rideau, in Smith’s Falls right beside the Rideau Canal. It features all local artists – your connection to one-of-a-kind creativity. There are wonderful wooden carvings, bowls, china painting, carved antique cars, paintings, jewelry, etc. all made by people near the Rideau Canal. Today they invited six local authors (yours truly included) to celebrate their first anniversary. I enjoyed meeting the other authors whose works included information on workers of the Rideau Canal, poems about the area, Smith’s Falls baseball team and the life of a fictional local girl in the 19th century. Hopefully next year more people will join in the celebration.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.