Yesterday, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday! My family enjoyed the "Canada" category on Friday's episode of Jeopardy! as Alex Trebek wore a specially created hockey jersey.
I had the pleasure of serving with Canadian Forces when I was assigned to NATO in Germany. I then volunteered with other Canadian spouses when my husband was assigned to NATO in the Netherlands. And know I know numerous Canadian authors, including the fabulous Julie Rowe. From her bio,
Full-time author, freelance writer and workshop facilitator,Julie Rowe’s debut novel, Icebound, was released by Carina Press on Nov 14, 2011. Ten novels and eight anthologies have followed. Julie’s articles and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today's Parent magazine and Canadian Living. Julie facilitates business writing and communication workshops at Keyano College in her home city, and has presented writing workshops at conferences in the United States and Canada. She’s also a strong supporter of life long learning and moderates a free announcement loop for the promotion of online classes, workshops and webinars. You can find her at
I am giving away a copy of Julie's recent release, VIABLE THREAT:
Special Forces soldier and medic Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see if he can rattle the no-nonsense and incredibly hot Dr. Lloyd he's protecting, but dodging explosions, snipers, and student radicals who've unleashed a lethal bio-engineered microorganism have made that almost impossible. Maybe he'll get a chance—if he can figure out how to keep them both alive.
CDC microbiologist Ava Lloyd races to find a cure for a bio-terrorism organism sweeping El Paso. The few stolen moments with her very hunky bodyguard River have been explosive, but no matter how alluring he is, she can't afford to get distracted. The clock is ticking, people are dying by the hundreds, and once this crisis is solved, they'll both be off on their next assignment, thousands of miles apart.
To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Canada - what do you about our Northern neighbor?
I visited Canada in 1988 when I lived outside Boston with the Air Force - my friends chartered a bus for a ski trip to Mont Treblant in Quebec. The bus was full of Canadian beer on the way home.
2. Comments are open through Sunday, July 10, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Monday, July 11.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City