Canadian Historical Brides Series Author Event

The Strathmore Municipal Library is pleased to welcome authors Jude Pittman, John Wisdomkeeper, Nancy M. Bell, Mahrie G. Reid, and Victoria Chatham of the Canadian Historical Brides Series.  Each author will read from their novel followed by book signings.  The series will be available to purchase at the event.  

About the Series

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Books We Love, with the financial support of the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta, has published a collection of novels set in each of the Canadian Provinces and Territories. Each book features a historical event or location and is represented by a woman who was instrumental in the settlement of Canada.  These books combine fact and fiction to tell the women’s stories.  They feature brides and grooms from diverse backgrounds who joined in marriage to build the great country that is Canada.

About the Authors

Nancy M. Bell
Nancy M Bell is a proud Albertan and Canadian. She lives near Balzac, Alberta with her husband and various critters. She works with and fosters rescue animals. Nancy is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta. She has publishing credits in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. For the past three years she has been invited to read her poetry at the Stephan G Stephansson House event Poetry at Stephan’s House. Nancy is the author of His Brother’s Bride (Ontario, co-author of Landmark Roses (Manitoba) and co-author of On A Stormy Primeval Shore (New Brunswick)
Victoria Chatham
Being born in Bristol, England, Victoria Chatham grew up in an area rife with the elegance of Regency architecture. This, along with the novels of Georgette Heyer, engendered in her an abiding interest in the period with its style and manners and is one where she feels most at home.  Apart from her writing, Victoria is an avid reader of anything that catches her interest, but especially Regency romance. She also teaches introductory creative writing. Her love of horses gets her away from her computer to volunteer at Spruce Meadows, a world class equestrian centre near Calgary, Alberta, where she currently lives. Victoria is the author of Brides of Banff Springs (Alberta) and co-author of Envy the Wind (Prince Edward Island)
Jude Pittman
Jude lived for many years in California and Texas eventually returning to Canada where she married Metis author John Wisdomkeeper.  Jude and John live in Airdrie, Alberta.  Writing since she was a teenager, Jude has followed her writing dreams throughout her lifetime, and in the process has met and worked with countless others following their own personal dreams.  In addition to her writing, Jude is Publisher and co-owner of BWL Publishing Inc.  Jude is the co-author of Pillars of Avalon (Newfoundland)

John Wisdomkeeper
John has traveled the Red Road for over 30 years and during his journeys has met many fellow travelers who have shared their experiences which John has recorded in his book Along the Red Road.  John is also author of The Wisdomkeeper Collection, as well asSuicide, Saving the Sundancers (free PDF download from this site) his collection of traditional recipes and herbal remedies can be found in Native Recipes from the Grandmothers.  John is also co-author with his wife, Jude Pittman, of the novella Street Justice.  John is a Métis person of uncertain historical ancestry as he was taken from his mother at birth and placed with a white family in Northern British Columbia.  John has learned from his adoption records that his birth mother was Native and French (Métis) from the north country of British Columbia, descended from the Sekani Nation (which means 'mountain people'.) The Sekani are medicine healers and John has followed the Medicine Path throughout his lifetime.  John is co-author of Fly Away Snow Goose (Northwest Territories and Nunavut)

Mahrie G. Reid

Her published books are The Caleb Cove Mystery Series: Came Home Dead, Came Home to a Killing, Came Home too Late. And Came Home From the Grave. The Left-Behind Bride, a historical women’s fiction, Book 10 in the Canadian Historical Brides Collection for BWL Publishing came out April 2018. Mahrie has also published articles, poems and short stories. Her presentations cover all areas of the writing craft and focus on mystery writing. Mahrie is a graduate of Calgary’s Citizen’s Police Academy and Private Investigation 101. She lives north of Calgary, Alberta with her hubby and a cat called Kotah. Mahrie is the author of The Left-Behind Bride (Nova Scotia)

The Strathmore Municipal Library will be puchasing the series.  In the meantime, several other libraries have copies of the books.  Reserve your copies today!

Other Series Titles Include:

Romancing the Klondike by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
Barkerville Beginnings -by A.M. Westerling
Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies by Suzanne de Montigny
On a Stormy Primeval Shore by Nancy M. Bell
Where the River Narrows by Kathy Fischer-Brown & Ronald Ady Crouch - Coming Soon

Event Date: 
2018 Oct 20 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm