Never Too Old To Learn

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February 9th (today) is MY personal special day.  No – it is not my birthday (February 11th) or a wedding anniversary (April 10th) but a day that changed my life. On February 9th, 1995 – exactly 22 years ago today – my life got flipped on its ear and gave me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. It has served me well.

On that day I had been widowed about 2-1/2 years when the love of my life died of a heart attack (June 26, 1992) in a German campground. My friend Elaine Jamieson had suggested I start writing just to be able to put my jumbled thoughts down on paper. It sounded like a good idea and I had enrolled in a writing class. I continued to travel because I didn’t know what else to do with myself and wrote a story about traveling through Turkey alone.

On February 9th, 1995 my article, along with 2 pictures became my first published piece.  It took up 2 full pages in an award-winning newspaper called The Pelican Press and the rest – as they say – is history.

That was 2 days before my 51st birthday. Who’da thunk.

Since that time, I’ve produced 7 mainstream travel books and 6 Mini Reads (my own line of books). I have written articles for travel magazines, how-to articles for writing magazines and too many newspaper articles to count. I have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, Readers Digest – More of Our Canada magazine, a regular contributor to an RVing Magazine and a local  magazine called Spotlight. It is now 2 days before my 73rd birthday and with writing, entertaining speaking, photography, teaching and my latest beadwork creations I feel that I have just touched the surface of my career.

I have turned all my books into e-Books and available at:  http://www.Smashwords.com/profile/view/JoeiCarltonHossack

I have all my hard copy books on my website at: http://www.JoeiCarlton.Com

And just in case you want to check out my latest creations you can click on: http://www.Etsy.com/shop/BookBlingbyJoei

Who said “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?”

Just a brief note in my history … signed: This Old Dog.  Joei

 

 

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