The writers at Melinda Cochrane International have been super busy this year with book launches, book releases, workshops, speaking and radio shows. Merryl Hammond released her new book Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country. She will launch this book at Librairie Clio in Pointe Claire Quebec on Sat 7 July, from 11am to 1pm. Steven Fortune launched his third book in Nova Scotia, The Gravity of Ghosts, and was recently on CBC radio talking about his writing and work as well. Daniel W. Bates released a third book called Homeless at Christmas. And a new writer Gary Gurnsey released his first book called Love and Many Other Things. Michael Ellis also received an amazing review from Brian Wrixon, for his book Relay of The of the Blues. Emily Bilman has been busy in Geneva holding workshops and creating more beautiful poetry. Gina Nemo released new books. She is running her own action school. She will also be in Canada at Chapters Indigo books on November 1st, launching her book Carousel here in Canada returning to where she began her acting career many years ago with the original television show 21 Jump Street. Eddie Cousins has also been busy in North Carolina writing music, performing and writing poetry. Lololi Speaks ( Alkema Jackson) is still pushing her words and voice to influence others in Baltimore, while actively pursuing her business aspirations. Sharon Goulding-Collins is active on her writing page but also pursuing to create a new a law in Newfoundland to protect the elderly. Melinda Cochrane is completely her new book, holding writers classes in Montreal, and speaking at several locations next year including the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre here in Montreal and at the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers. Melinda is also setting new writers up with companies of their own as well as teaching individual writing classes. Lindsay Waldron has been busy writing and beginning a new teaching career in Ontario. Melinda Cochrane International has also nominated two writers this year for the Quebec Writer's Federation non-fiction prize and first book- Merryl Hammond for non-fiction and Chelsea Moran for first book. Chelsea Moran has also been busy with her new career and writing this year. There will be much more news soon on everyone but as you can see the writers here have been very busy working toward their goals this year.
In November, 2018 Melinda Cochrane wil be holding a workshop for eductors on the importance of The Teacher story at the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers' (QPAT) annual convention. For more on this, follow the link below. This year Melinda was invited to attend a meeting with the new teacher's committee at their central office where she spoke of her own story as a teacher and how it motivated her own recovery from Thyroid cancer this year.