Markham, Ontario—After helping to equip Canada’s Christian writers for 11 years, N. J. Lindquist is stepping aside from all leadership roles in Write! Canada and The Word Guild in order to concentrate on her own writing and speaking career. Lindquist is an award-winning Markham-based writer, editor, publisher, and speaker who has authored 10 books, edited and published two bestselling Hot Apple Cider books, and spoken at conferences and churches across Canada. In 2001, together with writer Wendy Elaine Nelles of Toronto, Ont., and backed by a small group of writers and editors, as well as Lindquist’s husband Les, she co-founded [ Read more...]
A big thanks to Margaret Gibb, Executive Director of Women Alive, who decided to interview me for her "Canada's Amazing Women" column in the June/July issue of Maranatha News. The title of the column is "When the 'Different' Ugly Duckling Becomes a Swan," which comes directly from my article, "The Diamond Ring," published in Hot Apple Cider.
I've been totally busy over the past month or so creating three new websites and nailing down details for Write! Canada. So not much time for me to do anything on my writing, etc However, I did manage to do two online interviews, which are both out this week. Thanks to KD Easley and Linda Faulkner for the interview opportunities. They asked some good questions. Like what would I need on a desert island? :) Tuesdays with Friends Author Exchange Blog Oh, yes, the websites that have taken up so much of my time. The Word Guild The Word Guild [ Read more...]
There's an interview with Patricia Paddey posted at the Write! Canada site this morning. Patricia interviewed Wendy Nelles and me, as directors of Write! Canada, about our long association with the conference and our vision for the future. Ironically, Wendy and I both attended the conference for the first time in 1988, and we were both on the planning committee for many years. But we really didn't know each other at all until we started trying to save the conference in 2001. We've worked very closely since then, in almost daily communications. The interview
On November 20th, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Faith Family Books and Gifts in Toronto hosted an event with more than 30 Canadian authors at their store in Toronto. Here are two photos taken by author Deborah Gyapong, one of me and one of the reading areas. You can see many more photos on Deb's blog here and here. The last four photos are courtesy of author Fay Rowe. If you put your cursor on each picture, you'll see who's in them.
I spent Saturday in Pickering at Michael's Family Bookstore, along with about a dozen other authors. Here I am with my little section of the tent we had – in front of the store. And on Sunday I had a booth in the Artist's Alley at the Markham Classic Car Show just off Main Street. As you can see, we had beautiful weather on both days.
Some days it feels as if I'm being eaten alive by a million little mosquitoes. I look at my to-do list of maybe 20 items, and I try to work through them. But at the end of the day, my list is always longer, instead of shorter! None of the items that have been added are usually that huge, but each one seems to take just a little bit of my blood out and leave me tired, frustrated, and wondering where I went wrong. Okay, that's my explanation for not posting here recently. And now, I will respond to a [ Read more...]