Category Archives: Progress report

Books are now available

I am thrilled to announce that softcover books are now available. The retail price is $40.99 but I am selling for $40. For those in the Victoria area, I can deliver to you and save the postage. C0ntact me at … Continue reading

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Almost done the live index

I am so excited to be doing the live index for the last chapter of the hockey book. I have been getting faster with every day and am using the dreary weather as an excuse to sit and work. When … Continue reading

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We are getting closer to a publication date.

The manuscipt has now gone through a detailed editing process and is now much more readable. I made a couple of suggested changes to the content to better describe different situations and have returned it to Friesen’s for their next … Continue reading

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I have done it!

For the last week, I have been selecting and formatting photographs for my book. Today, I submitted the completed manuscript including three appendices along with the photographs (134 in all).  Having studied David Chilton’s method of book publishing, I revised … Continue reading

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Another interview

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Bill Shvetz’s son today long distance from Ottawa. He told me some stories about his father that I had never heard before. It was so much fun to talk about the 1960s hockey … Continue reading

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This book is really going to happen

I have finally finished the manuscript and had it edited for obvious typos and errors. I have signed a contract with Friesen Press for them to do a professional layout and covers. After spending seven years on research and writing, … Continue reading

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The end of the Cougars era

I have finally finished writing about all the teams that had the name “Cougars.”  The last few years I wrote about had names familiar to me as I used to attend games in the 1950s and early 1960s, alone or … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge

I have finally taken the plunge and started writing the book. I have so much material on the Senators/Aristocrats/Cougars that I felt I had to start writing while I could still remember what I had read in my research. I … Continue reading

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Things I learned today

Today while I was dictating data from old newspapers into my mega database, I found out when the penalty shot was scored. According to December 1921 newspapers, the rule was brought in to provides a free shot for an attacking … Continue reading

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Strange coincidence

While I was dictating material into my day-by-day database, I discovered that a distant cousin of my husband’s had dropped the puck in a ceremonial face-off to start the 1919 season in Vancouver. What are the odds of that? I … Continue reading

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