“But I Want It Signed!”

Now that I have print copies of 60 THINGS: A Year To Remember, I needed to come up with a way to get signed copies to people with the least amount of hassle and the least amount of contact. Here are the options I’ve come up with:

Option 1

  • Purchase the book from my online bookstore using Paypal, and have it mailed to you ($5 extra). At the bottom of the checkout page there is a space for Notes or Instructions, where you can put who you would like the book signed to.

Option 2

  • Purchase the book from my online bookstore using Paypal, and arrange to pick it up. Use the code PICKUP and you won’t be charged for shipping. At the bottom of the checkout page there is a space for Notes or Instructions, where you can put who you would like the book signed to.
    • A drive-thru book pickup event will take place in Saskatoon on Sunday, September 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the parking lot of St. Martin’s United Church, which is on the corner of Wilson Cres. and Clarence Ave.
      • Please enter from Wilson Cres. and immediately go left. I will be parked at the corner. Once you get your book(s), please exit onto Clarence Avenue on the other side of the church (between the church and the firehall).
      • You must purchase your book(s) in advance either from my online bookstore (use the code PICKUP and you won’t be charged shipping) or by emailing me your order and etransfering the funds. Money is dirty, and this will keep all of us safer.
      • I will be wearing a mask. I hope you will be as well.

Option 3

  • Email me who you would like the book signed to, and etransfer the money to me ($20 if you want it mailed, $15 for pickup).
    • A drive-thru book pickup event will take place in Saskatoon on Sunday, September 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the parking lot of St. Martin’s United Church, which is on the corner of Wilson Cres. and Clarence Ave.
      • Please enter from Wilson Cres. and immediately go left. I will be parked at the corner. Once you get your book(s), please exit onto Clarence Avenue on the other side of the church (between the church and the firehall).
      • You must purchase your book(s) in advance either from my online bookstore (use the code PICKUP and you won’t be charged shipping) or by emailing me your order and etransfering the funds. Money is dirty, and this will keep all of us safer.
      • I will be wearing a mask. I hope you will be as well.

Hopefully, one of those options will work for you!

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Sixty is not old, right?

To celebrate turning sixty, Dianne Young decided to spend the year doing 60 things she’d never done before. This is the story of her adventures–shaving her head, skydiving, visiting a nudist camp, and 57 other intriguing first-evers. It’s funny, it’s informative, and it might even inspire you to start your own list! Just don’t try haggis. Seriously. Just don’t.

Update on Dear Me: The Mother Letters

Here’s an update on the Dear Me: The Mother Letters book.

I am still very much committed to doing this book, however with the outbreak of the pandemic I do not think now would be an ideal time to release it. Much of the success (and by success, I mean breaking even) of my previous book, Dear Me: The Widow Letters, was due to the fact that I could get out and do public readings and promotion for the book. That would not be possible right now. But I do still have a plan:

  • I am not putting out an official call for more letters, but if there is anyone who is still interested in submitting a letter, it is not too late. I will accept letters until the end of this year. As before, the only stipulation is that at least one year has passed since the death of their child.
  • I am currently taking an online class on publishing ebooks, so will be be able to put Dear Me: The Mother Letters out in both print and digital formats.
  • My plan is to put out the ebook by the end of January, and then the print book out after that. (I’m not sure how long that takes, as we haven’t covered print-on-demand yet in the class.)
  • If your letter is chosen for inclusion, you will still receive $50 plus both an electronic and print copy of the book.
  • Truthfully, I can’t even read the letters right now to make a decision. I did read each one as they arrived and they are heartbreakingly beautiful. I just don’t think I can handle that level of emotion in this time of stress and isolation. I hope you understand. I know the bereaved mothers deal with it every day of their life, and I can only hope they are doing okay through these strange times.
  • I will, however, commit to making the decisions in the first week of January.

So, that’s the plan, anyway. I’m sorry it is taking so long. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me here.