Please Support Your Local Stores

Book stores are struggling to survive, the same as restaurants and other small businesses in our area. Please shop local when you can, and help your neighbors to keep their businesses running during these trying times.

River Bookshop in Amherstburg, Story Tellers, Juniper, and Biblioasis are all local stores who can use your support. All my books are currently for sale at River Bookshop and Story Tellers. They are both currently open for curbside pickup.

Please Share

One of the lessons that I remember my mother reminding me of often, was about sharing. Being one of six siblings, and even though I was the biggest and oldest, I was taught to share my food and clothes and even my toys with my brothers and sisters. In our now disposable world, hand-me-downs are something that newer generations know nothing about.

Since becoming a published author, I love sharing my thoughts and stories with anyone who is willing to read them. And I am truly grateful that so many people have come to like my books and have shared their hard-earned money with me, in buying them.

By using social media, I have not only learned how to share my writing, but everyday news, interesting tidbits, and even jokes that I think others will find amusing. Some of those things have been shared by my online friends and I am happy to pass them on.

And now I humbly ask you to share this post and pass it on to your friends and contacts. In appreciating my fans and friends, I try not to spam everyone all the time. I receive plenty of ‘likes’ that let me know how many are interested in what I have to say, and for that I thank you. Perhaps by sharing this post you can help me reach out to new friends and readers who might be interested in my words.

If you haven’t already, check out my 3-part story by MediaWorks Studios on YouTube:

Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKaaHwMLxCk&t=8s

Part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4B4pFQ_II4

Part 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr2c8RK1heA&t=2s

Again, I want to thank all who support my writing endeavors and wish everyone a wonderful new year.

My website: www.edmondgagnon.com

Four Reasons to buy my book ‘Four’

I’ve always had an open mind when it comes to things like ancient healing techniques, Deja-vu, mystery sounding structures like the Pyramids, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

The television series, X-Files, also piqued my interest. Thinking about strange phenomenon depicted on that show, along with my personal experiences at ancient ruin sites, I was inspired to write my own paranormal thriller.

In my book, Four, I blend fact with fiction to give readers pause, and let them wonder if we really are alone in the universe. Here are four reasons I think you should buy my book, ‘Four’:

Four Men The story is about four men from different parts of the world who all experience something unexplainable during their lives, and are then drawn to the Khufu Pyramid in Egypt on the same date. Later, at a reunion of sorts, they try to explain it all to one of their sons, who comes to have his own beliefs.

Interesting Phenomenon Throughout the book, I refer to factual unexplained events that have happened in the past, and continue to occur to this day. There are so many things on our planet that we cannot explain and know nothing about. You just have to look for them.

Extraterrestrial Life Whether you believe it or not, there have been thousands of accounts of UFO sightings around the world for years, and artifacts that have been found on our planet that may prove their existence.

A Christmas Gift What better gift than something that lets an imagination run wild in wonderment, while discovering things in and out of this world that are fun to think about and contemplate.

Check out Four on my website, along with all my other books. They can be ordered online, but if you’re local and would like a copy of one delivered before Christmas, message me here or on one of my social media sites.

www.edmondgagnon.com

Reading Material, Anyone?

Merry Christmas from Author Edmond Gagnon

With our new lockdown in the Windsor/Essex area, and Christmas less than two weeks away, now might be a good time to stock up on reading material for yourself of one of your loved ones. Stores are closing because of the pandemic and online sales are bogging down for the holidays.

If you’re looking for something to read or trying to buy for someone else, I’m making all of my books available for delivery in the Windsor area. I’ve had some requests already and have started a list. My genres include Travel, Crime Fiction, and Paranormal.

All of my books can be seen on my website at: www.edmondgagnon.com

Click on the Amazon links to read sample chapters of titles or the Video Introduction links under each book.

If you wish to purchase any of my books private message me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or email me directly at: edmondgagnon@gmail.com to set up a personal delivery. Free delivery in the Windsor area. I can mail outside the area but it will cost a bit extra and there is no guaranteed delivery date.

*Multi-book discounts available*

Five Reasons to Buy A Casual Traveler

At a retirement seminar I attended, before packing in my thirty-one years and four months of police work, we were told to have a plan, a hobby or something to do for the rest of our lives. Even before that, I knew that travelling the world was how I wanted to spend a large part of my senior years.

I travelled abroad and around the continent for the first two years of my retirement, and sent family and friends email about my adventures and misadventures. Coaxed on by their remarks, I wrote my first book.

Here are five reasons to buy A Casual Traveler:

Forty-two Travel Tales. Stories like the kind in Readers Digest, that take you to exotic places near and far that in some cases you can only dream about. Share my experiences on motorcycle trips across the continent or in countries like Peru, Argentina, Chile, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico and Belize.

Travel From Home. In these unsure times of the Corona Virus and restricted travel, stay safe at home and read a good book. You only have to go as far as the book store or your computer to order a copy online.

Cheap Entertainment. Since we can’t go to the movie theaters and there seems to be nothing left to watch on Netflix or Crave, visualize all the places you can’t visit by seeing the world through my stories.

Support a Local Author. The ten most popular authors in the world control eighty percent of book sales. Help me supplement my retirement and build my travel fund.

It’s Christmas. What do you buy someone who has everything but likes to read? A book. A Casual Traveler’s convenient size makes it ideal for wrapping, mailing or stuffing it into a Christmas stocking.

A Casual Traveler and all my other books can be purchased locally in Windsor at PB Books or Storytellers Books, and in Amherstburg at River Bookstore, or online through my website: www.edmondgagnon.com

Brittni Brinn – Looking to Our Future

When Brittni Brinn‘s not wandering an empty beach looking for rocks kicked up by the ocean or burried in a book from one of her friends, she writes about the future fate of our world. Using skills she acquired while obtaining her M.A. in Creative Writing, Language and Literature, she writes mostly apocalyptic fiction.

Her two books thus far are The Patch Project and A Place That Used To Be. Brittni has also recently hooked up with Christian Laforet and Ben Van Dongen at Adventure Worlds Press to help promote her work.

If you’re interested in meeting Brittni Brinn and purchasing one of her books be sure to visit the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Beautiful Words – Creative Bookmarks

When Deanna Fougere contacted my about about setting up a booth to showcase her Beautiful Words Bookmarks at the upcoming Essex County Author Show, I thought, why not? What compliments books better than bookmarks?

Looking to get more from the books that Deanna and the four other women in her book club read, and the ensuing conversation, they came up with the idea to create inspirational bookmarks that questioned and facilitated meaningful reflection and conversations about books.

Their goal: “Spark your thinking and ignite conversation using these thought-provoking questions. Beautiful Words’ mission is to help people read, reflect, and connect with the stories they read and the people around them.” 

If you’d like to see the creative bookmarks of Beautiful Words come visit Deanna Fougere at the Essex County Author Show at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.

Renee Meloche – Smart Mom

Renee Meloche is a Yoga and Pilates instructor who has taken that expertise, along with personal knowledge of post-baby pelvic health, and wrote her first book called, Smart Mom I Am.

Renee has always had a passion for rehabilitative Pilates, including pre and post natal. She’s studied Reiki, Craniosacral therapy, Gyrotonic and Hypopressives. She has three children of her own and continues to spread the word to other moms empowering them to take charge of their body.

If you’re in the Windsor area and looking for a seasoned Yoga and Pilates instructor you can find Renee Meloche at her Jellyfish Pilates Studio. If you want to meet her and buy a personally autographed copy of her book come visit the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market on Saturday, December 12th, from 10am to 3pm

Alice Aspinall – Math Wiz

“Everyone Can Learn Math.” That’s Alice Aspinall’s motto, and coincidentally the name of her book. It’s a children’s book that can be used by educators and parents alike. This author even has her own YouTube channel, Mrs A Loves Math, that features her book as well as other instructional videos.

Alice Aspinall knows math. Not only does she have an Honors Degree in the subject, she teaches the subject to school children. Her first book is called, Everyone Can Learn Math, and she has a second in the works called, Let’s Explore Math.

If you’re interested in meeting Alice, learning more about her book, or purchasing a copy, come see her at the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market, December 12th, from 10am to 3pm.

Lynn McLaughlin – Survivor

Not too long ago the sister of a friend told me she was writing a book and looking for advice on how to publish it. A short time later, in what seems like the flip of a page, Lynn McLaughlin now has her own podcast channel and two books in print.

In her life before becoming a published author and podcast host, Lynn held a few simple titles like Superintendent of Education, School Principal, Executive Officer of H.M.C.S., and Rotarian. A personal crisis changed her life forever and became her muse.

Lynn McLaughlin has two books in print, Steering Through It and Jackson, but I have no doubt there will be more to follow. In the first title, this author shares her personal experiences to help guide others who might find themselves in similar situations. The second takes a close look at mental illness.

Her weekly podcast, Taking the Helm, features other inspirational women authors and speakers. If you want to meet Lynn McLaughlin and purchase one of her books, come visit her at the Essex County Authors Book Show at The City Market, Saturday, December 12th, between 10am and 3pm.