MANITOBA WRITERS' GUILD BOOK LAUNCH SEPT 25, 2022
A Seven Year Ache was chosen as the first in a series of member book launches by the Manitoba Writers' Guild. Fisher was introduced by Donna Besel, author of The Unravelling. Wine and cheese were served, as well as butter tarts. Manitoba Yum! The poster said, "Fisher Lavell is a prairie woman telling a prairie story, making A Seven Year Ache an excellent representation of Manitoba literature." A fabulous event. Special thanks to Sharon Hamilton and the MWG board for all their work and support.
northwest roundup and exhibition, july 29, 30, 31, 2022
I had a fabulous time displaying A Seven Year Ache at the Swan River Rodeo in July. EVERYBODY LOVED THE BOOK! Cowboys, cowgirls, engineers, Canadian rangers, veterinarians, and even some horses! Yee Haw!
The Canadian Rangers were amazed at the scene of Josephine fighting the bull, and the engineer was halfways through chapter one before he was loaded up and had to go.
This cowgirl loved A Seven Year Ache. And her big, beautiful Belgian was also super-interested.
And this cowboy loved A Seven Year Ache! And so did his buddy, the vet, (as well as the horse, Charlie)!
WINNIPEG BOOK SIGNING AT CHAPTERS Polo festival, March 31, 2022
The first in-person event at Chapters since the shut-downs, this was a wonderful opportunity to meet some readers and make connections. Good times and great staff, especially Laurie P. Thanks for supporting a Manitoba author! And then, my dear friend, Denise, brought me flowers.
march 29 book launch at the best western in winnipeg
A beautiful evening with half the population of Winnipeg, I think. Another Covid situation unfortunately kept Marjorie Anderson from coming to introduce me, but my son-in-law, Don Allan, read her comments and introduction. Then I read from the bull scene in chapter one, the confrontation between Rosie and her family over Culain in chapter two, and the introduction to the tragedy of Eileen in chapter three. I had wonderful conversations with so many guests and, again, there was cake. Several younger readers attended, including my grandchildren. And my friend Lesia from my old Winnipeg writers group gifted me a plant. Lovely.
march 21 book launch at the old women's auxiliary hall in SWAN RIVER, manitoba
Date: March 21, 2022
Location: Veteran’s Community Hall
Author Reading & Book Signing for ” A Seven Year Ache” at the Veteran’s Community Hall, 119-6th Avenue North, Swan River, Manitoba. We met in the Legion Meeting Room. Cake and beverages were served. The door prizes were my beautiful Seven Year Ache coffee mugs. I was introduced by Gaylene Dutchyshen, my friend and fellow writer, and author of A Strange Kind of Comfort.
Many thanks to my niece, Fauna Church, and her lovely sons for the flowers and all their help. It was really an honour to have all the members of Parkland Writers in attendance; beside myself, that was Gaylene, Julie Bell, and Linda Carpentier.