Hypergraphia is a condition that causes people to transcribe their thoughts uncontrollably. I don't suffer from it in the clinical sense, but I may be borderline. My blog is the cyber-wall where I spray paint my thoughts for all to see. By the way, if you came here directly through blogger --if your page has no yellow frames and no pretty pic of me in the top left corner -- you may want to visit my main site at www.hypergraffiti.com, where you can read this blog and much much more.


I'm Trudy Morgan-Cole, a writer from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. My books include "The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson," "Esther: A Story of Courage," and "Deborah and Barak." I'm also a married mom of two, a teacher in an adult-ed program, and a Christian of the Seventh-day Adventist kind. I blog about writing, reading, parenting, teaching, spirituality, and shiny things that catch my eye.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

With Bells On

Tonight was the launch of Tina Chaulk's novel this much is true. On Tina's blog, both Christine (of The Smartmouth Mombie) and I had promised to be there "with bells on," and I suggested we should take this literally, so I wore jingle bells on my pink-white-and-green bracelet, and Chris wore them around her neck, to celebrate the launch of a really fresh, fun and enjoyable book by yet another talented Newfoundland woman writer. By the way, that's me on the left, Tina in the middle, and Chris on the right. Just so's ya knows.

I think it's great that Tina, Christine and I are all women writers of a similar age (OK, they're both younger than I am!) living in the St. John's area, and we would never have met if not for the internet. Say what you will about the perils of the internet (of course, if you're reading this, you're probably not, like, violently opposed to the internet), it certainly does bring people together. We also met up with "helmut" from
The Mind Boggles, though she wasn't there for the picture.

Check out my review of Tina's book over at
Compulsive Over-reader and then go pick up a copy for yourself (if you're far from Newfoundland and your local bookstore doesn't carry it, order it online -- something else the internet is good for). Also launched at the same event tonight was Joan Sullivan's book A Newfoundland Portfolio, which I haven't read yet but which looks like an intriguing slice of local history.


Blogger Tina Chaulk said...

Yes! It was so nice to meet you guys. And like we said tonight, it felt like we already knew each other since blogs are so personal and you can tell so much about someone from them. I knew we'd get along. It was so great to meet you all.

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