Anna has a secure job at a bank and is pretty much content with her life as it is. She has only one goal—to quit her job and become a freelance writer. An interview with a Saskatchewan farmer/cowboy for a writing assignment brings change and her family as she knows it begins to come apart at the seams. The secrets and lies from her past produce more chaos. How will she handle the turmoil and the new revelations? Can she take a chance on something she thought was never meant to be?
Cost – $20.00 plus postage. Contact Doreen for a copy.
Seasons of Plenty – A Cookbook Celebrating the Holidays
has been five years in the making. The book is divided into thirteen sections celebrating the major holidays of the year. Each holiday comes with suggestions for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, desserts and more. The recipes have all been gathered, modified, and tested on Doreen’s family and friends. Included are such varied recipes as Krautnic in the Sommerfest section, Witch’s Soup and Ghosts in a Graveyard in the Halloween section or Sunshine Salad in the Easter section. Loaded with over 340 recipes, there are plenty of choices to make any meal special, holiday or not. This cookbook is for those who love to cook and those who hate to cook. There’s something for everyone.
Cost - $25.00 plus postage. Contact Doreen for a copy.
Cooking Country Style
This is a collection of the finest recipes for home cooking - everything from Appetizers to Pickles, and Soups to Desserts and everything in between. There are the recipes my sisters and friends would call and ask for - like the Dilly Cheese Ball and Fruit Pizza; the old family favorites - like Safety Plugs, Grandma's Ammonia Cookies, Carrot Pudding and Aunt Eleanor's Gingersnaps; my families favorites - like Layered Salad, Celebration Chicken and Piggy's Dessert; the ones I found, tried and modified over the years - like the Best Beet Pickles, the Easiest Pumpkin Pie Ever and German Soup.
For many years we lived in the country and the nearest grocery store was miles away. This meant planning a menu well in advance and making do with what was on hand. As a result we have had some interesting culinary adventures over the years! Because we always grew a garden, I preferred recipes that started from scratch - rather than a can of this and a package of that. There are a few exceptions that have become favorites - especially when the results were mouthwateringly fabulous. Many of the recipes are elementary enough for children and inexperienced cooks, but don't let that mislead you - the results will dazzle even the most critical diner.
The book contains 204 recipes with an index for easy searching, is coil bound - so it lies flat. The book also contains some of the more thought provoking or humorous quotes I've heard or read and thought you might enjoy them too.
To order send $12.00 plus postage to Doreen
Ready or Not
Maggie was content with her life at last. She had survived the hurt and humiliation of being jilted. Her mother’s cancer was gone and she was settling into an easy relaxed routine since moving back to Nipawin, her childhood home. She had a job, was making friends and resigned to living out her life alone. The family she’d longed for was not to be, so instead Maggie doted on her brother’s children. And then it all changed. Phil had a reputation since high school as a womanizer. He had two previous marriages to his credit. Returning to Nipawin for his father’s funeral set him on a collision course with Maggie. Maggie’s contentment is shattered by her unexpected and impossible attraction to Phil. He’s a flirt, younger than Maggie and based on previous choices, clearly prefers his women tiny and waif-like, something Maggie is definitely not. During a routine examination, they find a lump in Maggie’s breast. Having just gone through a similar hell with her mother, Maggie is determined to handle this situation alone, not worry her family or trust Phil and their budding relationship – a critical choice with dire consequences.
Cost – $15.00 plus postage. Contact Doreen for a copy
Mishaps and Misfortunes
This pocket-sized book of humorous short stories is one most everyone can relate to. Misadventures and embarrassing moments happen to us all. How we react to such situations is what matters most. Finding the humour makes these predicaments not only endurable, but entertaining in the retelling.
$12.00 plus postage – available by emailing Doreen
This is a delightful book that is a compilation of the best writings on our monthly challenges. Whether it’s cowboy poetry, flash fiction, the legend of Reeks Island or what happened at Bubba’s palace of Bliss and tackle shop, you will be treated to a well-written variety of subjects that’s sure to provide hours of enjoyment.
Available from any member of the Tisdale Writers Group Inc. Cost - $10.00 plus postage.
The perfect gift for the reader who has everything. It’s comprised of stories and poems centered around a Christmas theme. The pieces are accompanied by pictures and are just the right length for busy people grasping for a minute or two of relaxation and needing to give their Christmas spirit a boost, or people looking for a smile, a laugh or a moment of poignancy.
Available from any member of the Tisdale Writers Group Inc. Cost - $15.00 plus postage
This book has something for everyone who loves a story. It’s a collection of stories and poems for children of all ages. Whether you love mysteries, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, animal stories or poems, this anthology is sure to captivate, entertain and delight.
Available for any member of the Tisdale Writers Group Inc. Cost - $20.00 plus postage.
This progressive novel is the second one written by members of the Tisdale Writers Group. This time by twelve different writers. An historical novel set in Saskatchewan in the early 1900’s details the adventures of a young woman leaving her home in Ontario to teach school in rural Saskatchewan, with all the adventures, loves and challenges of pioneer life.
Available from any Tisdale Writers Group member, including Doreen for $18.00
The Domino Effect is a progressive story written by ten members of the Tisdale Writers Group. Doreen was one of those ten. She also one of the editors.
Copies are available from any member of the Tisdale Writers group for $15.00 or contact Doreen.
What better way to celebrate 25 years of great writing than with a new book! This is a wonderful variety of prose and poetry from members of the Tisdale Writers Group over the past five years.
Available from any Tisdale Writers Group member, including Doreen for $20.00.