January 30, 2021 – Charlotte – 3.5 yrs – reads Treasures From The Deep to her bears.

January 20, 2021 – Newspaper article about Irene and Treasures From The Deep

January 4, 2021 – Irene releases her free poem (Achoo) about COVID.

November 20, 2020 – Irene launches her third book in paperback and ebook formats.

July 21, 2018 – Irene participates in the Stanhope Heritage Days festival.

June 16, 2018 – Irene participates in the Food & Beverage Festival; a local fund raiser.

June 9, 2018 – Irene helps organize and participates in “Kaleidoscope of Authors”. A gathering of 16 local authors providing their books in a single location. Click here for poster.

December, 2017 – Irene receives excellent reviews in local papers. Click Here.

November, 2017 – The Best Present Ever arrives from the publisher.

September, 2017 – Irene is working with the publisher on the final ‘tweaks’ to the Best Present Ever.

September, 2017 – Irene’s latest article is published in Our Canada magazine.

February 16, 2017 – Irene is interviewed on local radio.

November 5, 2016 – Irene appears at Chapters bookstore in Ajax Ontario to read her story to the children and offer her books for sale.
image of Irene at her booth

June 18, 2016 – Irene has a booth at Wintergreens’ Food Fest.
image of Irene at her booth

June 4, 2016 – Irene has a booth at Ottawa’s ‘Prose in the Park’.
image of Irene at her booth

April 15, 2016 – Irene reads her new story, “The Best Present Ever”, at Dorset’s night of Wine, Words, Music & Art.
image of crowd at the reading

February 26, 2016 – Reading and Presentation at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

WOW!!! My visit to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, in Georgetown, Ontario was a memorable experience. Once the butterflies in my tummy subsided, I read my story “ Robbie Racoon and the Big Black Blob” and did a presentation on the Writing Process to 100+ students (grades 4, 5 & 6).

It was awesome. I was overwhelmed with the number of students in attendance. They were all well mannered and listened intently when I read my story to them and eagerly answered questions about Robbie Raccoon and the Big Black Blob, as well as during my presentation on the Writing Process. When they answered a question correctly, they got to pick a present out of my Big Blue Bag.

Following my presentation, they got to ask me questions. They asked very thoughtful questions and I appreciated their interest. They were each given an evaluation form to fill out, to help me determine where I needed to improve. I was thrilled by the results. They responded that they loved my story and overall I did an excellent job.

We had a blast 🙂

Brooke was the lucky winner of Ringo the Raccoon.
image of Brooke With Ringo

December 2015 – From Hidden Brook Press….. Robbie Raccoon was the HBP bestseller for November 2015 for North American markets and for overall month sales in 2015 including European markets.

December 13, 2015 – Irene holds official book launch for Robbie Raccoon and The Big Black Blob at Wintergreen Maple Products and Pancake Barn in the Haliburton Highlands. A big “Thank You” to Diane & Tom for hosting the book launch and for all their help and advice.


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image of newspaper article Wintergreen Maple Products.Wintergreen Maple Products. Plenty of goodies for all. Plenty of goodies for all.

December/January 2010 – Irene has another article published in Our Canada.

April/May 2008 – Irene has article published in Our Canada.