Reading at the Mennonite Heritage Village

Yesterday I did a reading of "Magic at the Museum" at the Fall on the Farm festival at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba (Canada). It is the best museum in my home town. :-) I read my book to the admiring audience, and then answered some questions about how I did the watercolours and wrote the story.

It was great fun to be at such a huge community event and meet lots of people from my childhood. I even got a short visit from Mr. Martens, my grade 8 home room teacher. He hasn't changed a bit!

I did a little pen and ink sketch of the wonderful windmill. The town has largely dutch-german heritage, and we built wonderful windmills to grind the prairie wheat into flour for the best bread in the world. I'll post a scan of the sketch shortly, but for the moment, to keep your curiosity sated, I will post a photograph...