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Vancouver, British Columbia
Author of two online genealogy historical fiction books
Interests: Current events; history; genealogical family research; crafts; painting and illustration
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When I published the first novel on Daniel Tracey's life story in Lower Canada, (A Rebellious Spirit) it bothered me that so little was known about Daniel's early life in Ireland. I developed this plot around the facts I uncovered at the time. Now I learned that Daniel was born... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Canadian Historical Fiction
via During the first week of March, enjoy any of my publications - FREE ! View the wide selection of available E-Books on and take advantage of this limited time offer. Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2017 at Canadian Historical Fiction
The year 2017 promises to be an exciting year for Canada. Canada became a nation with the passage of the Act of Confederation in 1867. As an aid to young people, or anyone who wishes to know more about their Canadian history, may I suggest an Irish story set against... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Canadian Historical Fiction
This is the final e-book of the trilogy on the Tracey family, an Irish family who first migrated from Ireland around 1820 ("A Rebellious Spirit: Daniel Tracey"). In the first book of the trilogy, Daniel spent about ten years in the fishing industry in Newfoundland, then voyaged up the St.... Continue reading
Reblogged May 5, 2015 at Canadian Historical Fiction
To everyone who has enjoyed my book, "A Rebellious Spirit: Daniel Tracey" I am in the process of uploading the sequel to this story. Any day now you will be able to read about Daniel's son, Michael Tracey. The book is entitled: "From Colony to Country: Michael Tracey". Michael Tracey... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Canadian Historical Fiction
What about another option for the problem in Syria ? A Plan B, perhaps. A legal option ... charge Assad with war crimes and extricate him from Syria and hold him in The Hague until trial. There should be more than enough evidence, most of the countries of the world already agree to that. But proving a war crime is not easy, as you will learn from Louise Arbour, who was an international legal expert and Human Rights Commissioner who pursued Milosevich in Serbia and put him on trial in 2002. Still it can be done, and with a lot of determination and perseverance, it would be a legal option that a country like the U.S. could pursue. And it would be an effective reminder to President Obama and his supporters that, theoretically, HE could be charged with war crimes if he bombs Syria without the support of the United Nations. Something to consider.
I am not the only one to draw parallels between this recent G20 meeting in St. Petersburg and the League of Nations which signed the (Treaty of Versailles) peace treaty to end World War One in 1919. Famous writer Margaret MacMillan already wrote a bestseller - "Paris 1919:Six Months That changed the World" about this event, and now she is coming out with her new book, "The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914". In a Globe and Mail article dated Sept. 7th, Globe Focus, she stated "... her very real worry that the tensions in Syria today echo conflicts in the Balkans a century ago ...". President Obama, as much as I personally like him, needs to pay close attention to the voices of the people who are very nervous and uncomfortable with his plans to inflict punishment on Assad's regime.
Watching the leaders in the G20 at St. Petersburg, one cannot fail to see how this assembly, with all its power and influence, still finds it terribly difficult to resolve a serious problem such as the current civil war in Syria. This supposed economic discussion cannot ignore the elephant in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Canadian Historical Fiction
I have just published this ebook on Smashwords and am happy to say that it has already generated some interest. As a confirmed history buff, I am always glad to see that others understand the value of history especially when it relates to us in a personal way. History is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Canadian Historical Fiction
The Traceys are also part of my family, on my mother's side. I became interested in Daniel Tracey because this hapless fellow, an Irish farmer caught up in the famine of 1815, migrated with his family to find a better life in Canada, only to find himself caught up in the political strugges of Lower Canada and gets involved in the Patriote wars, the 1837 Rebellion. There's never a dull moment in this book, as you follow the stories of all the members of this family who link up with the movers and shakers in the high circles of the old Quebec and Ontario governments.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2013 on A Rebellious Spirit at Canadian Historical Fiction
The historical fiction genre has a great appeal to me. I have always enjoyed researching history as it relates to subjects dear to me - the early days of Canada, the pioneers, the politics etc etc. via The book, "A Rebellious Spirit: Daniel Tracey" has now been published and... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 24, 2013 at Canadian Historical Fiction
The historical fiction genre has a great appeal to me. I have always enjoyed researching history as it relates to subjects dear to me - the early days of Canada, the pioneers, the politics etc etc. I am now writing a second novel, the story of the Traceys of Ireland... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Canadian Historical Fiction
via via I used a number of sources in the preparation of this book to create a series of family stories which are authentic and at the same time readable and engaging. Most are obtainable on the internet. Here are some suggestions for your own investigations: Bibliography and... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 13, 2012 at Canadian Historical Fiction
The Cohoons also arrived in Eastern Canada in the 1850s at a time when Britain encouraged out migration from England and Scotland since they wanted to colonize the northern shores of the Great Lakes as a buffer with settlers friendly to Britain. This was a consequence of the War of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Canadian Historical Fiction
The Cohoons, originally the Clan Colquhoun of Scotland, appear under many names: Cahoone, Colhoun, Calhoun, Cowan, Cowen, etc. The Clan Colquhoun also includes the following: McClintocks, Kilpatricks, Kirkpatricks, Ingrams, and Laings of Scottish descent. They have migrated throughout the United States and Canada. Theirs is a fascinating history. The current Chief of the Clan is Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, the 31st Chief of the Clan. He has been honoured by the portrait artist, Michael Shane Neal of Nashville, TN, who traveled to Rossdhu house (the ancient castle of the Clan family) to paint his portrait. It now hangs in Rossdhu Manor and this story has been featured in theNov/Dec 2012 issue of The Highlander, the magazine of Scottish Heritage.
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2012 on Title of the Book at Canadian Historical Fiction
The title of this book really should have been: "The Colquhouns in America". The original ancestor William Cahoone who was forced from his Scotland home in 1650 was transported by Cromwell's forces to New England. He first arrived in Boston and was quickly shipped off to the Saugus Iron Works... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Canadian Historical Fiction
It is an experience to publish an ebook. I am not that computer savvy, so I relied heavily on Smashwords, my publisher, to walk me through the process. After a lot of editing and reformatting, my book is ready to be read online and can be found on Smashwords under... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at Canadian Historical Fiction
Evelyn Cohoon Dreiling, author of The Colquhouns in Canada. Presently living in North Vancouver; the city of Vancouver is in the background of the photo. November 2012 Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Canadian Historical Fiction