Canadian Librarian Wins West Indian Murder Mystery Contest!

Gwendominica and contest winner Judy MacLean last met in 1997, when Gwen was embarking on her Dominican adventure and Judy was working and raising her family.

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!

Judy and her family at her eldest son’s wedding in May.

In the mean time, some words of my dear friend Jude bring me great comfort, despite the miles and time apart:

“Take care! It’s been great talking to you! And I thought of you when I looked out the window last night on our big and bright moon.”
Congratulations Judy!  I hope you will enjoy ‘Island in the Clouds’ as much as I did!

Island in the Clouds – a Bequia novel

Available as an eBook to purchase online from:
Kindle UK
Apple’s iBookstore/iTunes: Apple Canada, Apple US, Apple UK
Print edition is now available!
ISBN 978-0-97879385-2-7 CDN/US $18.95

Discussion about Island in the Clouds on Tripadvisor

2 comments on “Canadian Librarian Wins West Indian Murder Mystery Contest!

  1. Judy MacLean says:

    Thank you! I look forward to receiving my snail mail package! Watch out though….I might become even more captivated by the island lifestyle and actually make that trip to see you.

    Oh, and just for the record, YOU are the one who convinced me to become a librarian, and for that I am grateful.



    • gwendominica says:

      The pleasure is all mine! I am delighted that you’ve made a successful career in the library/information services profession. Sometimes I miss it, but I have been able to apply many of the skills in other areas of my life. Do let us know what you think of ‘Island in the Clouds’. Good luck with your writing endeavours too! XO


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