During the week when Lynne launched her book at Nanaimo, Cumberland, Duncan, Port Alberni and Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island experienced winter with a vengeance. The weather put Lynne is such situations as driving down the Hump into Port Alberni behind a crawling tractor/trailer unit and having to head for the Old Island Highway to avoid the accumulation of snow that fell in Cumberland while she was reading her book to the brave people who came to the museum in the storm.


Lynne will be speaking to the Nanaimo Family History Society on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 7 at the Beban Park Social Centre in Nanaimo about Those Island People and the family research necessary to write a collection of historical profiles..








Lynne and Dick are going to Italy once again to begin research on her new book (working title “The Tortellini Diaries”). In the weeks this spring before they go and in the weeks after they return, Lynne will be speaking and reading on the following occasions:
Nanaimo Museum, April 23rd, “Departure Bay”, 3:00 p.m.
Kaatza Museum, Lake Cowichan, May 20th, 7:00 p.m., readings from“Those Island People”
Departure Bay Neighbourhood Association History Night, October 23rd, 7:00 p.m. at the Kin Hut in Departure Bay


Coming "home" to our apartment in
Penne, Abruzzo.

Lynne contemplating the ruins of a castle amid an olive grove near
Spoleto in Umbria.

Italians are very frugal. They even recycle rocks from old buildings when they're building
a new one