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Coming in April: A Book Fair for the Moncton Area

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April will be a welcome month for book lovers!

Come to the First Annual Greater Moncton/Riverview/Dieppe Independent Book Fair.

30 tables, 38 authors! Lots and lots of books!




I will be there with all my books:

Kaye Eliot Mysteries,

Meniscus Science Fiction,

award-winning poetry

and, for the first time,

a children’s book!


Wink in the Rain is about an elf who lives at the edge of a garden.

Wink loves the garden but he does not like the rain.

Visit with Wink and his friends as he finds a way to keep his wings dry.



I often include black and white drawings in my books

but the drawings for Wink in the Rain needed lots of colour.

I used GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) to draw Wink, the plants in the garden,

the raindrops and Wink’s friend, the red-backed salamander.




I will be showing Wink in the Rain for the first time at the Greater Moncton Independent Book Fair.


Write the date in your calendar now: April 22nd. 10am – 4pm. Riverview Lions Community Center.


If you are an author who’d like to participate in the Book Fair, please contact Allan Hudson at for details and registration.

Stay tuned for more about the Book Fair


Wink in the Rain!

All my best,


Written by jane tims

March 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Coming Soon: New Title in the Kaye Eliot Mystery Series

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Every afternoon, I spend some time working on reviewing/revising the proof of my new mystery in the Kaye Eliot Series. I have a cozy spot to work, in my big reading chair in front of the fireplace. Not hard to take a fanciful flight to Nova Scotia where the mystery unfolds.


The new book focuses on stones of various types and the part they play in our history: gemstones, millstones, standing stones, building stones. It may take a while for readers to understand the title of the book: Land Between the Furrows.


In each book, I include three illustrations. Here is one of the three: an old grist mill and its grind stones figure in the mystery. This drawing will be the basis for the painting featured on the book’s cover.



In this book, Kaye finds a stack of very old postcards that tell the story of a missing stone. Kaye welcomes the chance to solve a puzzle with her kids but some of the visitors to the community make their sleuthing a little dangerous. Then the family discovers the ruin of an old stone house on an unexplored part of their property and finding the missing stone may be only part of their venture into history.


Land Between the Furrows is planned for release on March 15, 2021. A perfect cozy mystery to enjoy during these long winter afternoons.


All my best!


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