Local Authors Showcase
Meet Authors with a message of hope, inspiration, knowledge and the desire to share their story to empower others on their life journey.
Celebrating our Local Authors and their passion to share their story.
Lee Pryke, Cambridge On
Author, Coach, Speaker, Publisher
Adult Colouring Books
Fairies and Dragons
Yes, colouring is good for the brain and so much more whether your 3 or 103 in fact it is documented that colouring is good for dementia.
I have created over 15 colouring books for classes I teach and the most popular colouring book is Fairies and Dragons.
Recently, I updated this colouring book with more pictures and more fun. It is double the size of the first one but NOT in price.
Great gift for yourself or another anytime of the yaer.
Book Two in the series Happy in a Handbag
My I Am Journal...
...of the amazing brave courageous Person I Am
This journal is Book TWO in a series called Happy in a Handbag, an invitation to bring out the best version of You. It is a guide filled with tips and exercises on building self worth and confidence, by understanding the power of thoughts and the words we use to create the world around us. Within each one of us is an amazing, brave, courageous person and this journal will walk you through some of the major areas towards manifesting the joy of being the Best Version of You and making your dreams a reality. "Inside each one of us there is a unique exquisite individual waiting to unleash their full potential. Let this book be your guide to releasing the negative thoughts and living a life filled with joy, success and happiness." Lee Pryke
What If Just for Today...
..a journal of endless possibilities
Book One in the series Happy in a Handbag.
This journal is what transpired on my path of finding more “happy”, changing the grumbles into endless possibilities, and loving ME enough to take a deep breath and either observe the beauty or make more beauty with a little paint and paper. I hope you smile, find your creative inner child, feel the joy and happy, and love yourself a little more as you create your own journal through these pages.
The art in this journal and the cover was a combined effort of my first art pieces and that of my grandson, Honour Short. He is proud to say he is now also an author! The cover is a rainbow he drew when he was four for my Mom.
21 Days of Gratitude & More Challenge
Livng a Life of Gratitude reduces stress and increases our chances of living a longer, healthier life.
Sometimes challenging ourselves is a good thing. This book is ready to go for a 21 Day of Gratitude Challenge and more.
It takes 21 days to form a habit so go ahead and start your 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge and make it a life long happy habit!
There are tips and extras in the journal and extra pages to keep going every day living a life of gratifude for all things good, bad, or indifferent.
Lee Pryke, Author
Tara Mondou, Cambridge, On
Writer, Author, Mother, Daughter
Little Girl in the Mirror
Little Cathy Barron loved living with her Grandmother on Cape Breton Island. Every summer her Mother would step off the train from Ontario in her fancy outfit and her red lipstick and visit with her daughter for two weeks. In the summer of 1955, her Mother demanded to take Cathy back to Ontario to live with her for good. Cathy reluctantly said good bye to the only life she ever knew.
She was promised a new and exciting life full of love and happiness, but what Cathy got was the exact opposite. The only way to survive in her new empty world was to draw strength from her only friend, the little girl in the mirror…
Based on a true story, Tara Mondou artistically recreates the heartbreaking roller coaster recount of her mother’s early childhood.
Erica Humphrey, Cambridge On
Author, Speaker, Inspiration to young people
"I AM MY OWN SUPERHERO"
I am my own superhero
BE THE SUPERHERO YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR!
"For starters, do you know that everyone has a superhero inside of them? Yes, that is right! You have the potential and personal power to ignite and unleash your inner superhero to rise up and save your day! Your inner superhero can solve your problems, achieve your life’s goals and dreams, and learn how to work with other superheroes.
How does one tap into their personal power? By engaging in this workbook, my goal is for you to realize that the best superhero story in the world will be your own story.
Danielle Joworski, Guelph, On
Author | Speaker | Women’s Leadership Catalyst
…a unique commodity in the literary marketplace...
The Athena Prodigies
When you blend Chicken Soup for the Soul© with Gilmore Girls© the result is an empowering set of stories that will inspire women and girls to engage in heart-centered conversations. The ATHENA Prodigies effortlessly weaves the use of inspirational short stories with reflective dialogue. Each chapter is exquisitely tailored to each of its readers and grounded in the purpose of creating connections between women and girls.
Danielle Joworski authentically shares her journey from being a corporate drop-out and burned-out Mom, to following her own passion and re-discovering the many facets of herself that she had forgotten over the years. Her desire to empower women to believe that they have a choice, that their desires and dreams are important to who they are as women is only overshadowed by one thing; The ATHENA Prodigies is also written to help women to confidently lead girls, empowering them to also believe in their own desires and dreams, and learning how they can be a catalyst to help girls achieve what their hearts desire.
Christine Wunder Patton, Cambridge, On
Author, Coach, Speaker, Trainer
Showing Up - Becoming the ME I Want to Be
For fifteen years, Christine Wunder Patton worked as a lawyer, judge, and mediator while raising her own son and daughter. Over those years, she took an active interest in youth activities, sports and personal development, enjoying mentoring young athletes in pursuit of their dreams. In 2004, Christine changed her own career focus to follow her true passion.
Christine’s new book, Showing Up ~ Becoming the Me I Want To Be, melds cutting-edge research with powerful inspiration and hands-on exercises to help each young person open up to his or her true potential. Students, young and old, gain a competitive edge as they look towards today’s ever-shifting workplace and record high unemployment statistics.
Christine Wunder Patton, Author