Category Archives: Parenting

PRINTED AND DIGITAL BOOK LIVE NOW


GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL is now LIVE Just this week I received my author copies of the new book about a fictitious family in crisis. The story is about an adoptive family and starts seven years after the adoption of the two … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING IN TEENS


SELF-HARMING IN TEENS My new novel GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL deals with the issue of self-harm, among others.  This post delves into this issue a bit deeper, as many children nowadays deal with emotional injuries that may lead them to self-harming. The … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Kelowna, British Columbia Local author writes book about teens and adoption. Kelowna resident Johanna Van Zanten released GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL, a novel for adults and teens about a fictional family with adopted children whose difficulties threaten to tear them apart. Johanna … Continue reading

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GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Photo credit: Vladimir Velociraptor Vukmirovich GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL. My next book is about ready for publishing and in the next month Bookbaby will produce, design it, and publish digital and printed versions. It is generally recommended to put a manuscript aside and … Continue reading

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ECHO OF WAR


Canadian troops entering a small town, liberating the Netherlands (in Dalfsen) Seventy years after the end of World War II at the height of summer, the Van Noorden family got together on a typical Dutch day with rain drops and … Continue reading

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CRANKY OLD WOMAN?


CRANKY OLD WOMAN? Last fall I moved into a condo complex, consisting of three separate blocks of town houses. No, it is not a gated community, because I do not like to be fenced in or keep visiting friends out, … Continue reading

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CONFESSION AND SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN


CONFESSIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE CHURCH One of the sacraments of the Roman Catholic religion is the confession. Before you could go to mass, the symbol of participating in the religion community and Highlight of the week, your heart … Continue reading

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BETWEEN THE STACKS


BETWEEN THE STACKS Vern was an awkward boy, built square, as wide as he was tall, a pale-skinned boy and very shy. Each time he was called on in class and met the teacher’s demand for a certain fact, I … Continue reading

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SUPER MOON


SUPER MOON Last weekend a so-called SUPER MOON appeared in the night sky. The moon was closer to our planet than at any other time in the year; it is also called a Perigee moon. The moon appeared to be … Continue reading

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Book Reviews


Book Review Please, rate this essay with stars above. In the book publishing world book reviews seem to have taken an inordinate position in the self-publishers’ arsenal of market strategies. How else is anyone going to decide to buy this … Continue reading

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