I am thrilled to announce that Judy MacLean, a librarian in Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada is the winner of a free copy of Island in the Clouds by Susan M.Toy of Calgary, Alberta Canada and Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Judy was the only entrant in the contest, and she did attempt to answer the question with logic and reason! (See my Win a Free Copy of a West Indian Murder Mystery! post and my Canary Gal blog.)
Judy and I go back a long way – to November 1984 (!) in fact. I met her in the Nova Scotia Provincial Library in Halifax Nova Scotia on the first day of my first big job as a professional librarian. She was working there as a library clerk at that time, but within a few years went back to Dalhousie University to obtain her Master of Library and Information Studies degree. Then she headed home to New Brunswick, got married, raised three boys and continued to work in various capacities within the profession. She is currently the Information Services librarian in the Science Library at the University of New Brunswick.
Despite her full and active life, Judy does find time to write and recently published a very moving autobiographical article entitled ‘Nothing Short of a Miracle’ in Canadian Teacher Magazine in September 2011. She is working on another humorous and heartfelt piece, entitled ‘Reflections of the Chicken Lips Lady’ which she hopes will be in print in the near future.
Even though we haven’t seen each other very often over the years, we have always kept in touch. It means a great deal to me that Judy follows my adventures on Ti Domnik Tales with tremendous interest and curiosity. I expect to see Judy and her husband Archie on the Nature Isle someday very soon!
In the mean time, some words of my dear friend Jude bring me great comfort, despite the miles and time apart:
Island in the Clouds – a Bequia novel
Apple’s iBookstore/iTunes: Apple Canada, Apple US, Apple UK
Discussion about Island in the Clouds on Tripadvisor