Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Morning at the Market

For the second Saturday in a row I spent the morning selling books at the Kingston Farmer's Market. For anyone that hasn't been there it is a happening place.A wide variety of vendors offer many culinary delights , fresh produce , meat and a varied selection of crafted items. For two weeks I have set up my table beside the Cape Breton Oatcake guy. He is very keen to talk up his oatcakes and does very well selling them . I have developed a fondness for the Skor Toffee ones and highly recommend them. I did very well both weeks and was happy with my sales. It is rewarding to see that I usually sell all three books pretty equally. I was asked yesterday which book was my favourite. That is like asking which child is my favourite. I love them all for different reasons and could talk at great length about the qualities of each one but also see the flaws and shortcomings but usually choose not to dwell on that.Each time I let a book go to a new reader I feel such joy as my story connects with theirs. We all carry such a range of story as we live our lives with it's challenges ,joys and sorrows.I love those brief moments when the buyer lets me see a bit of their story while they accept a bit of mine.


  1. I purchased "Ten Thousand Truths" yesterday for my young granddaughters. But once I started reading it I couldn't put it down till I was done.

    Amazing read and so now I will have to go find your other two books!

    Mary Francis

  2. Thank you so much Mary Francis. It was very nice to meet you and I am glad you enjoyed Ten Thousand Truths. I remember hearing your interview on CBC and admire the work you have done and continue to do helping widows tell their stories and find their way through their loss.