Children’s Storytime at Harvest Routes

Front coverJoin author Barbara Fanson as she reads from her new book Shirl the Squirrel Had a Great Fall at 11 a.m. on Sat. Oct. 5 at West Lincoln Community Centre, 177 West St. in Smithville. Harvest Routes is a free arts and culture festival.

Get Your Book Published seminar
at Harvest Routes

Get Your Book Published

Author Barbara Fanson is presenting a slideshow on how to Get Your Book Published at 1 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 5 at West Lincoln Community Centre, 177 West St. in Smithville. Harvest Routes is a free arts and culture festival. Learn how to get your book published traditionally or self-published, print-on-demand, publishing costs, ISBN, and designing covers.

Robin Sees Monster book

I am touring schools and libraries right now. 

Here’s a novel idea: book me
Besides this presentation, I have 5 more options to choose from. Book me

Sept. 23  Smithville Public Library: Get Your Book Published.

Aug. 7     Smithville Public Library, storytelling & craft

May 16    St. Mary School in Niagara Falls.Squirrel book cover

May 14    St. Michael School in Niagara on Lake

April 26   St. Matthew School in Binbrook.

April 17   St. Martin of Tours School in Stoney Creek.

April 12   St. Philomena School in Fort Erie.

Jan. 30     St. Joachim School, 75 Concerto Dr. in Ancaster.

Jan. 28     St. Michael School, 135 Hester St. in Hamilton.

Jan. 24     Corpus Christi School, 25 Alderson St. in Hamilton.

Tragedy on the Twenty is available at these stores:

Tragedy BookNatural Abilities, 197 Griffin St., Smithville Mon. – Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Robin Sees a Monster and Shirl the Squirrel Rises to New Heights are available here.)
Dundas Museum & Archives, 139 Park St. W. Dundas. Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sat. 1 – 4 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. 

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:

  • Storytelling to children (educational and informative)
  • Traditional publishing versus self-publishing
  • Tragedy on the Twenty, her historical fiction book
  • Desktop Publishing
  • How to research the past to include in your story
  • Promoting your book

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