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Feb. 13, 2013 Valentine’s Day Luncheon at Wilmot Centre

About 80 seniors dined together at their monthly luncheon at Wilmot Centre Missionary Church, near New Hamburg, Ontario. My good and talented friend Carol Weicker sang a duet with me for old time’s sake, and then I had the hour to tell my story and sing for the group. Lots of laughter and a few tears. God is good.

If you have a few minutes, go to Carol’s website to hear her sing and read her story:


Author Readings at CRUX BOOKS

A Second Cup Of Hot Apple Cider is now a Canadian best seller. 15 of the stories in the inspiring anthology have won writing awards from The Word Guild, including, I’m thrilled to say, my two stories “Charlie” and “The Bulletin Board”

The 37 authors have performed dozens of author readings in bookstores, libraries, churches, book clubs and interest groups across Canada. This time five authors gathered at Crux Books (Wycliffe College and University of Toronto) to read portions of their stories: Armig Adourian, Marguerite Cummings, Bonnie Beldan-Thomson, Wendy Nelles and myself, Adele.

Adele Reading "Charlie" at U of T CRUX BOOKS, photo by Marguerite Cummings

Adele Reading “Charlie” at U of T CRUX BOOKS, photo by Marguerite Cummings

The library hall above Crux Books is a delight with stained glass windows, browsing benches in the bay windows, miles of books on the shelves, hot apple cider, and eager ears to hear. Thanks to Crux Books, at Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto.

2013 01 26 HAC2 at CRUX BOOKS Poster

Member Editors Association of Canada


Feb. 7/12 Adele sings & reads, Millbrook

Feb. 7/12 Adele reads in Millbrook

2012 January & February ~ Ongoing

So what’s been happening?

~ Editing textbook by new author (going to print soon), writing for assignment and submission, author readings (for A Second Cup Of Hot Apple Cider), pursuing completion of my memoir, The Cabin ~ No Ordinary Miracle (participating in Sue Reynolds’ year-long workshop A Novel Approach To Memoir), taking writing workshops, vocal coaching for talented young singers, playing and singing in bands, directing Ukulele Club and youth music, worship team singer/musician, worship leader for seniors ministry. 

Christmas at Lynde Creek Manor ♫

2:00 pm  50 Paul Burns Way

              Whitby, ON.

Adele celebrates in music with Rev. Dr. Judith Mercer speaking and Cheryl Gilchrist leading.

Join our seniors in worship on this special day. 


Dec. 7/11 Adele ~ A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider

Adele ~ A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider

~ Author Readings, Drayton Public Library, Drayton, Ontario

A Second Cup of HOT APPLE CIDER Book Signing Oct. 28/11 Waterloo ON

A Second Cup of  HOT APPLE CIDER  

Friday, October 28th from 4pm to 6pm.

Adele is among 37 Canadian authors in a collection of stories to warm the heart!

Join Adele and half a dozen of the authors at The Gospel Lighthouse in Cambridge for author readings and a unique musical rendition of her story “Charlie”.

WCDR Children’s Writers Read their Works at KidZone. Oct. 26/11

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

80 children, ages 4 to 12 years, will hear stories by a dozen children’s writers from the Writers’ Community Of Durham Region.

All children welcome! Program begins at 6:30pm,

Trinity Pentecostal Church,

900 King Street, Oshawa.

The Readings will follow praise and learning times at about 7:30pm.

In her turn to read, Adele will tell the story of “Pennywise”, a song for Earth Day, and teach it to the children.

Colonial Christmas Readings

December 8, 2010

Colonial Christmas Readings

Adele sings and reads her stories for the WCDR Children’s Writers at their Christmas Readings Night at Colonial Retirement Residence in Whitby. It’s a thank-you for the use of a meeting room every month for the Children’s Writers of the Writers’ Community Of Durham Region.