WRITERS TO WATCH FOR
We have found enough local writers to fill a shelf so we are dedicating a separate section for this talented group. Novelists, poets, essayists, and historians, alive and well or passed on. We'll showcase them all.
OUR LATEST FINDS:
From Beaver Creek - JESSIE LOUISE BEST
Fantasy writer of children's books ages 5-12, young adult, and adult. Jessie L. Best creates fantastical adventures with enchanting and vibrant characters. She introduces fairies, sorcerers, witches, wizards, Kings and Queens. You may even discover a dragon or two slipping through the pages of her books. With themes of love, loyalty, friendship, and the triumph of good over evil, she strives to become the author whose stories will be long remembered. Visit her website. JUST CLICK HERE
You’ll find her biography, her books, excerpts from both published and unpublished works, her blog, and where to find her on social media.
Historian and Author RODERICK (RORY) MACKAY
Local Crowe Lake cottager Roderick (Rory) MacKay has released his newest book, "Algonquin Park – A Place Like No Other", a most extensive book on the history of Algonquin Provincial Park. Archival records and oral history interviews provide details of past events and ways of life, but only if those stories are told. The reader will learn of the original Algonquin and their present-day descendants, as well as explorers and loggers, rangers and poachers, squatters and leaseholders, scientists and civil servants, all within the story of Algonquin Park’s formation and development. To order call Friends of Algonquin Park 613 637 2828 or visit http://store.algonquinpark.on.ca/cgi/algonquinpark
A seasonal naturalist in Algonquin Park for seven summers prior to his 30-year career as a secondary school teacher of biology, general science, Canadian history, Canadian geography, and special education in the Limestone District Board of Education, MacKay (now retired) has also written a number of other books (see below)
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Andre Philpot, Lawyer, Lecturer, Historian, author, former Reeve
Born a mile from Bellview, Hastings County around 1920, William Prest wrote a poetic description of the birth and death of the community he loved. "The Death of Bellview and the Diamond" is a sentimental historical account of the coming of the railway to "Big Springs", later referred to as Bellview, and eventually renamed Bonarlaw, after Andrew Bonar Law , the first Canadian to become a British Prime Minister. A wonderful read of community life that came and went, and another example of disappearing Ontario.
.....AND HERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY INVOLVING THE RICHARDSON FARM.......
Barbara Kingscote, who rode through Marmora on horseback in 1949.