Please join me in celebrating the launch of Flotsy, my third published novel! It will be held at the beautiful Haviland Club in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on Saturday, May the Fourth, from 1:30 to 3:00.
My first book, For a Song, won second place in the 34th Annual Atlantic Writing Competition, and is about a minstrel who stumbles upon an entire race of people that needs saving. Milo’s Burden tells the story of a young boy who inspires others to make it right, no matter the cost.
My website has the first chapter of all three books as well information on how you can add them to your collection of reading material.
Hello! I would like to thank the PEI Writers’ Guild for inviting me to be their Featured Reader at the Open Mic. It was a marvelous opportunity to put faces to names and to listen to some fine work. Richard Furlong ensured that everything ran smoothly, and Keith Burgoyne was the MC who tied all the various tangents together (as well as reading from his own quirky and highly entertaining novel). Thanks again! Peggy
Peggy Hogan is honoured to be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic, on June 9th, 2016, at 7:00 pm. She will be reading from her latest novel, Milo’s Burden, and will be performing her original song inspired by the book. Peggy hopes to see you there!
Milo’s Burden was officially launched on 18 May 2016. I would like to thank my friends and family who joined me to celebrate this wonderful occasion. I would also like to thank the Hunter River Memorial Library – a marvelous venue with a marvelous librarian.
Here are excerpts from my introductory comments as well as a few photos from the event:
“I began Milo’s story in 1988… – some of you may not even have been born yet! Back then, writing was a shiny new toy for me to play with, and Milo’s Burden evolved in step with my growing skill as a writer. I once read that, to learn the craft, an aspiring writer has to pen one million words. This seemed impossible until I added up the number of edits I‘ve made to 80,000-word manuscripts!
“My first book, For a Song, was awarded second place in the adult fiction category at a recent Atlantic Writing Competition, and I believe this accomplishment led to its publication in 2014. It seemed as though a portal to the publishing world had opened for me and Milo’s Burden was accepted for publication in just 72 minutes by Double Dragon Publishing. Its publisher, Deron Douglas created the gorgeous and intriguing cover art for both of my books. Thank you, Deron.
“An old friend and now full-time illustrator, April Caverhill, took my pencil scratches of Milo’s world and transformed them into a work of art. Thank you, April.
“My father gave me my very first fantasy fiction book when I was about fourteen. I’ve never looked back; I was hooked not only on fantasy but on books and words and how they came together to create whole new worlds for me to explore. And so I’ve dedicated Milo’s story to my father, John Hogan, who continues to inspire me.
“Milo’s sister, Shondral, begins to feel that she, too, might have the ability to wield Lifefire. But that moment, that instant of revelation, is difficult to capture – you just don’t have anything to compare it to. How does it feel? Music is all about feeling, and with a little help from my brother, Dan, I wrote Girl in a Glass.”
Peggy Hogan performs her original song
And on that ‘note,’ I would once again like to thank everyone for their support.