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Why are we wearing survival suits? Early morning zodiac departure from West Advocate, Nova Scotia, for the remote Isle Haute in the Bay of Fundy! Normally we go on family camping trips here and travel by lobster boat. But this time we are part of a Land & Sea documentary for CBC Television about the island. I'm here as the 'art' component as the island appears in my novels Heave and The Memento...and probably the book I'm working on now 😉 My brother 'Dan the historian' is here too, and MP Bill Casey. Our family has been enchanted by this island for generations. Wynken is the new generation. We camped here when I was 7 months pregnant. He's 11 now. I've never been in a zodiac before, eek! Off we go with hopes the mists will burn off! ... See MoreSee Less

Why are we wearing survival suits? Early morning zodiac departure from West Advocate, Nova Scotia, for the remote Isle Haute in the Bay of Fundy! Normally we go on family camping trips here and travel by lobster boat. But this time we are part of a Land & Sea documentary for CBC Television about the island. Im here as the art component as the island appears in my novels Heave and The Memento...and probably the book Im working on now ;-) My brother Dan the historian is here too, and MP Bill Casey. Our family has been enchanted by this island for generations. Wynken is the new generation. We camped here when I was 7 months pregnant. Hes 11 now. Ive never been in a zodiac before, eek! Off we go with hopes the mists will burn off!

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RuthAnne Greenough

Gee...I wanna go! I think we need to start the plan in the winter for next summer...You in Jaime Bezanson-Sanchez?

What a great adventure and surely wonderful to have your perspective.

must have been your mum who went with us on the morissa to the Island every year.

THE FOSTER KIDS USED TO GO THERE !

Judas Priest! What the hell kind of beach is this?

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Thrilled The Memento is a recommended beach read by One Book Nova Scotia. The Bay of Fundy & Minas Basin beaches slip into most of my fiction and nowhere more than in The Memento. My favourite beach appears in my first book, Heave, in Morden, by the French Cross.Anyone else dreaming of a beach escape? Check out Houston Beach, located in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, for dramatic cliffs and gorgeous red sand: nsbeaches.com/beaches/houston-beach.php

And don't forget your beach read! We recommend The Memento by Christy Ann Conlin, set in the same area as this beautiful beach: www.christyannconlin.com/ #1BNS
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Thrilled The Memento is a recommended beach read by One Book Nova Scotia. The Bay of Fundy & Minas Basin beaches slip into most of my fiction and nowhere more than in The Memento. My favourite beach appears in my first book, Heave, in Morden, by the French Cross.

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Heave is still one of my all time favourite books!

Love this program! Love this book! Love this author!

I will read it on the Fundy shore!

Well worth the time. Anyone who knows the shores of Nova Scotia will easily recognize and be transported instantly back home 😊

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2 months ago

Christy Ann Conlin, Author

Please join us for a poetry reading in the Halifax Public Gardens on Sunday, June 25th at 6pm. I'm delighted to join Sarah Emsley along with members of the Jane Austen Society UK and the Jane Austen Society of North America's Nova Scotia Region, to read poetry by Jane Austen and others. Thanks to Janet Brush and the Friends of the Public Gardens for inviting us to read, and for choosing to focus on Jane Austen for this month's reading. The series, organized in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Gardens, continues with readings on July 21st, August 18th, September 23rd, and October 21st. ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us for a poetry reading in the Halifax Public Gardens on Sunday, June 25th at 6pm. Im delighted to join Sarah Emsley along with members of the Jane Austen Society UK and the Jane Austen Society of North Americas Nova Scotia Region, to read poetry by Jane Austen and others. Thanks to Janet Brush and the Friends of the Public Gardens for inviting us to read, and for choosing to focus on Jane Austen for this months reading. The series, organized in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Gardens, continues with readings on July 21st, August 18th, September 23rd, and October 21st.

I'm honored to be a part of this fundraising event for North Mountain United Tapestry (and the Berwick Library Annapolis Valley Regional Library) with sparkling stars Candy O'Brien & Kim Michele. I'll be reading & discussing the influence of the mountain/Harbourville/Bay of Fundy area on my work.

Stories of Harbourville Fundraising galaJun 18, 1:00pmOn Sunday June 18th, 1pm -4pm at the Harbourville United Church, home of North Mountain United Tapestry join us for a magical afternoon of music, history, art, and your imagination!

1:00pm Viewing of our silent auction featuring the works of 20 North Mountain United Tapestry's Artisan Guild members. Incredible paintings, mosaic glass, jewelry, leatherwork, quilting, photography, felted creations, pottery and wood carvings... Our local talent is truly breathtaking!

Enjoy music by Harpist Kim Michelle.
Complimentary cheesecake and refreshments provided

2:00pm Kim will also premier her children's book "Emmas Garden" illustrated by mosaic glass artist Catherine Van Der Woerd.

Candy OBrien will perform a monolog as the ghost of Idella Kappele, Seaside Park Hotel Manager, Harbourville 1909.

Author Christy Ann Colin shares her inspirations of Harbourville sharing with us readings from "Heave" and "Memento"

3:45 In closing we will unveil the generous sponsor of the Painted Pew "Lupins" by Adele McDonald which will be donated to the new Berwick Library.

Funds raised from ticket sales go towards repairing the Harbourville Church foundation. Tickets available at the North Mountain Market and the Berwick Library.
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Stories of Harbourville Fundraising gala

Very pleased to pull my head out of the writing chamber and share I'm the featured author for the Annapolis Valley Regional Library for the month of May. I love libraries. This particular library is near and dear to my heart, where I found books as a child, where I now take my children.Contest time! Christy Ann Conlin is our Book Club 150 author for May. We're giving away a copy of The Memento, courtesy of Doubleday Books. Entering is easy! Superstition and ghosts abound in The Memento. All you have to do is list a Nova Scotian superstition or name a haunted place. You can add it in the comments below, or share it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #bookclub150. You can also fill out a ballot your favourite AVRL library branch. Good luck! This contest closes on May 31st, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

Very pleased to pull my head out of the writing chamber and share Im the featured author for the Annapolis Valley Regional Library for the month of May. I love libraries. This particular library is near and dear to my heart, where I found books as a child, where I now take my children.

4 months ago

Christy Ann Conlin, Author

Authors for Indies this Saturday, April 29! Slipping from my writing chamber to celebrate wonderful independent bookstores. I'll be The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville at 10 AM and Lexicon Books in Lunenburg at 3 PM. ... See MoreSee Less

Authors for Indies this Saturday, April 29! Slipping from my writing chamber to celebrate wonderful independent bookstores. Ill be The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville at 10 AM and Lexicon Books in Lunenburg at 3 PM.

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We look forward to seeing you, Christy Ann!

5 months ago

Christy Ann Conlin, Author

Jeez, something an author never dares dream of: The Memento being read in the freshly built,, super amazing #BookNook, made by those crazy brothers from #Brojects: In the House." Such a funny show, both practical and insane, good old Nova Scotia humour. You can stream the episode free off the Cottage Life website. Learn how to build your own Book Nook!Looking for a great book to read? May we suggest "The Memento" by Christy Ann Conlin, Author. Set on the Bay of Fundy, "The Memento" is a strange tale of madness, murder and dark secrets. A must add to your booklist!

#mysteries #NovaScotia
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Jeez, something an author never dares dream of: The Memento being read in the freshly built,, super amazing #BookNook, made by those crazy brothers from #Brojects: In the House.  Such a funny show, both practical and insane, good old Nova Scotia humour. You can stream the episode free off the Cottage Life website. Learn how to build your own Book Nook!