Tragedy Book CoverYou’re welcome to join Barbara for a free short reading, trivia questions, and an entertaining presentation. Each one is a little different.

Join me for a short reading from Tragedy on the Twenty, which is based on an accident on Hwy. 20 in April 1933. Includes other news of the time: Bonnie and Clyde, Hitler, Bennett Buggies, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the building of Highway 20.

Indigo, 1783 Stone Church Rd E in Stoney Creek on Sat. April 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. Meet the author, book signing and answer questions.

Local Author Day at Welland Library on Sat. June 4 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Come and meet Barbara and a variety of local, published authors at the Main Branch of the Welland Public Library, 50 The Boardwalk in Welland. Learn about the writing and publishing process and engage directly with some of Niagara’s most talented authors. Welland Library

Stoney Creek Library, 777 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, (Hwy. 8) in Stoney Creek on Mon. June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Short reading describing what happened on Highway 20 with some local history and trivia sprinkled in.

Read the article in the Glanbrook Gazette newspaper on July 2. Glanbrook
Read the interview in the Grimsby Lincoln News on July 14. LincolnNews

Tragedy on the Twenty is available at these stores:

Natural Abilities, 197 Griffin St., Smithville Mon. – Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gospel Lighthouse, 213 Queen St., Dunnville Mon – Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King St. W., Hamilton Mon. – Wed. 9 a.m – 9 p.m.Thurs. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust Street, Burlington Mon – Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Write Bookshop, 285 St. Paul St., St. Catharines Mon – Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Attend an author reading and buy an autographed print book. $15.

Visit her book website:

Order a print book or Kindle book from Amazon. $18.63 for print book, Kindle $9.99

Here’s a novel idea. Book me!
Book Barbara Fanson for a speaking engagement 
on traditional publishing vs. self-publishing or her newest book Tragedy on the Twenty, a historical fiction novel based on a real-life tragedy in 1933. Barbara lives in the Hamilton area: 905.679.9229 or email:

Barbara is available to speak on:

  • Traditional publishing versus self-publishing
  • Tragedy on the Twenty, her new historical fiction book
  • Building of the King’s Highway 20
  • Life in 1933 on Highway 20
  • Desktop Publishing
  • How to research the past to include in your story
  • Promoting your book

Past speaking engagements:
Book Launch Party on July 18 at Fulton Hall on Hwy. 20.
Smithville Public Library
 on Wed. Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
West Lincoln Historical Society on Thurs. Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Grimsby Public Library in Grimsby on Thurs. Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
Beamsville Library on Wed. Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
Niagara Falls Library on Sat. Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
R&B’s Novel-Teas on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Dunnville Branch, Haldimand Public Library, on Fri. Dec. 11 from 2 – 3 p.m.
Concession St. Library on Sat. Jan. 16 from 2 – 3 p.m.
Turner Park Library, 318 Rymal Rd. E. in Hamilton on Thurs. April 7 at 7 p.m.
Chapters Ancasterin Ancaster on Sat. April 16 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.

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