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Tragedy on the Twenty
Can you imagine raising four children under four during the depression—without a husband?

Come for a short reading describing the accident on Highway 20 in April 1933 with some trivia sprinkled in. Includes other news: Bonnie and Clyde, Hitler, the construction of Hwy. 20, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Bennett Buggies.

Turner Park Library, 318 Rymal Rd. E. in Hamilton on Thurs. April 7 at 7 p.m. Short reading describing what happened on Highway 20 with some trivia sprinkled in.

Chapters Ancaster, 737 Golf Links Road in Ancaster on Sat. April 16 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. Meet the author, book signing and answer questions.

Indigo, 1783 Stone Church Rd E in Stoney Creek on Sat. April 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. Meet the author, book signing and answer questions.

Local Author Day at Welland Library on Sat. June 4 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Come and meet Barbara and a variety of local, published authors at the Main Branch of the Welland Public Library, 50 The Boardwalk in Welland. Learn about the writing and publishing process and engage directly with some of Niagara's most talented authors. Welland Library

Stoney Creek Library, 777 Hamilton Regional Rd 8, (Hwy. 8) in Stoney Creek on Mon. June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Short reading describing what happened on Highway 20 with some local history and trivia sprinkled in.

Read the article in the Glanbrook Gazette newspaper on July 2. Glanbrook
Read the interview in the Grimsby Lincoln News on July 14. LincolnNews

  • Available in these stores:
    Natural Abilities,197 Griffin St., Smithville, Mon. – Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Gospel Lighthouse,213 Queen St., Dunnville, Mon - Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King St. W., Hamilton, Mon. – Wed. 9 a.m – 9 p.m.Thurs. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    A Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust Street, Burlington, Mon - Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    The Write Bookshop, 285 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, Mon - Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Attend an author reading and buy an autographed print book. $15.
  • Visit her book website: http://fanson.net
  • Order a print book or Kindle book from Amazon. $18.63 for print book, Kindle $9.99

Tragedy on the Twenty, a short book description
Can you imagine raising four children under four during the depression—without a husband?
Tragedy on the Twenty is a historical fiction book based on a real-life event that took place in Fulton in April 1933. When Harry Fanson is killed in an accident in front of the Fulton Store, wife Janetta must make decisions regarding their three children under four—with a fourth on the way. What did happen that night? Did the inquest help her understand his untimely death? It’s 1933—the worst year of the depression—and she does not have a job or driver’s license. How will they get by?

Tragedy on the Twenty, a historical fiction book

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second year in a row. Will they defeat the New York Rangers to win the coveted cup two years in a row? Famous bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde have another shoot-out with police. Will they get caught this time? German Chancellor Adolph Hitler is making changes in Germany that has the rest of the world taking notice.

It’s April 1933 and while others are looking forward to the upcoming Easter long weekend, twenty-five-year old Janetta Fanson is organizing a funeral. Her life is suddenly spiraling downhill; this is not the life that she and her husband had planned together. With three children under four—and a fourth on the way—Janetta must raise her children with no job or driver’s license during the worst year of the depression. Travel with Janetta on her journey of self-discovery, through inquests and decisions, and learn how she reclaims her life and learns to live again.Tragedy Book

Order a print book or e-Book on http://fanson.net

Book Barbara Fanson for a speaking engagement on traditional publishing vs. self-publishing or her newest book Tragedy on the Twenty, a historical fiction novel based on a real-life tragedy in 1933. Barbara lives in the Hamilton area: 905.679.9229 or
email: learn@sterlinged.com



Barbara PortraitAuthor with bookAbout the Author

Graphic Designer and Author Barbara Fanson has written over 30 books, some traditionally published and some self published. This is her first historical fiction book.

While studying graphic design at Fanshawe College, she was the editor of the student newspaper Interrobang.

After working a few years in the print communications industry, she wrote Producing a First-Class Newsletter, published by Self-Counsel Press. Then, she wrote Start & Run a Desktop Publishing Business, also published by Self-Counsel Press.

While a professor for Seneca College, she wrote over 30 step-by-step computer books specializing in desktop publishing software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, etc. Since the publishing company did not want to get involved with computer books, she self-published them, selling about 100 a month at several colleges.

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