Ravenscraig Makes Winnipeg Free Press Best Book List 2012

Winnipeg Free Press Best of the Best Book List, 2012
Winnipeg Free Press Best of the Best Book List, 2012

Happy New Year!

I am thrilled that the Winnipeg Free Press has selected Ravenscraig as one of top fiction titles in their annual “Best of the Year” book list.

The Canadian version of the book will soon be going to reprint through Manitoba publisher, Heartland Associates.

Ravenscraig listed as a Winnipeg Free Press Best Book of 2012
Ravenscraig listed as a Winnipeg Free Press Best Book of 2012

This has been a very exciting year for me in watching the book gain an audience outside of Canada.   Few things are more exciting for an author than to have people you’ve never met tell you how they enjoyed reading your story.

The Kindle version of Ravenscraig, published in the US by Franklin and Gallagher,  has had more than 12,000 downloads in 2012.

I am most thankful to those who take the time to post their reviews on Amazon.  Ravenscraig is rated as 4.7 stars out of 5 with 21 reviews.

I was surprised to learn this morning that there are also reviews being posted in the UK! Very exciting, indeed.

5.0 out of 5 stars Ravenscraig
I read this book whilst in hospital and really enjoyed it. It combined a good yarn with a bit of social history in regard to the persecution of the Jews, their immigration from Europe, and their hardships and successes in Canada and the U.S.A. in an easy to read form. I am looking forward to reading book two!

Published 1 month ago by Nana Dee

Thank you Nana Dee!

Tarbut – a Journey to the Past Inspired by Ravenscraig

I am so happy for the wonderful response I am getting to the upcoming program, “Fiddler in the Golden Land”.  This is set for Thursday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 at the Tarbut Festival of Jewish Culture at the Rady Jewish Community Centre in Winnipeg.

Inspired by the stories in the novel, Ravenscraig, the evening will feature the marvelous Jane Enkin who will sing songs in Yiddish.  We’ll talk about the early days of Winnipeg, and in particular, the hardships and triumphs of the early pioneers who settled in the foreign quarter, later to be known as Winnipeg’s famous North End.  Please join us.

For tickets call 204-477-7510.