The Swallow Wins IODE Violet Downey Book Award
Last Friday, May 29, I had the great pleasure of attending the IODE AGM in St. John's, where I received the IODE Violet Downey Book Award for 2015 for The Swallow. This is a very impressive organization of women who roll up their sleeves and raise a lot of money for good causes across Canada. All the 150 books submitted to the award are sent to schools in Labrador, along with copies of the winning book. And members bought copies of my book to bring to libraries and schools as far away as the Queen Charlotte Islands and as close as Conception Bay South. This was a great honour for me! and fun!