Sunday, December 14, 2014

FROM ATTIC SCRAPS TO GLOSSY VOLUME (How to gather family letters, stories and diaries to create a published book)

Hamilton Room, Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library 
Valerie Nielsen recently launched Over the Top - A Love Story. It was a “novel” handwritten by her grandmother, Grace Wilkinson about her rocky courtship and marriage to a soldier in the days leading up to the WW1.

Valerie, with the help of her husband Bob, has edited it, added family photos and published it for family, friends and hopefully wider audience.

Valerie has a book of poetry Green Light and leads creative writing workshops and retreats.