Black sheep of the tribe

Amanda Hale (right) digs for buried treasure in her WW II English family history to tell the “fictional memoir” of a socially shamed father and the impact it had on his wife and children. FULL STORY

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Darlene Foster’s “Amanda Travels”

October 17th, 2016

Growing up on a ranch in southern Alberta, Darlene Foster dreamed about writing and travelling the world. As an adult, she became the writer The Amanda Travels series, a set of children’s adventure stories. The fifth installment is  Amanda on the Danube: The Sounds of Music (Central Avenue Publishing $8.95) .  The 12 year-old protagonist, Amanda Ross is enjoying a Danube River cruise with her best friend Leah when she is unexpectedly entrusted with a valuable violin by a homeless musician. She struggles to keep the violin safe as she enjoys the sounds of music everywhere she goes. Along the way, Amanda meets a mysterious monk, a Santa Claus look-alike and a nasty boy who keeps trying to steal the violin.  978-1-77168102-5

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