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MELODIE (OFFER) CAMPBELL, Com'78, is the author of The Goddaughter (Orca Books, $ 9.95) a comic mob caper that takes place in Hamilton. Melodie is the executive director of Crime Writers of Canada. She was a finalist for both the 2012 Derringer Award (U.S.) and Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Writing (Canada). www.melodiecampbell.com.
CHRISTINE OVERALL, has edited Dying in Public: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Michael Grass House Publishing, $14.99), a book by Sue Hendler, a professor in the Queen's School of Urban and Regional Planning who passed away in 2009. Christine writes: "Sue was a much-loved teacher, a scholar of planning ethics, and an environmental activist. She is remembered by students, staff, and faculty both in Planning, in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies, and in the broader Queen’s community. In this work talks about her experiences of undergoing surgery, taking steroids, receiving chemotherapy, and enrolling in a clinical drug trial. As her condition worsens she remains committed to living fully. She struggles with writing a bucket list, discusses her "legacy," and talks about her feelings of anger and the importance of love. She also describes how she lived, towards the end, with the support of the members of her "Care Team," a group of over thirty friends, family, and health care workers who enabled her to remain at home until the day before her death. This honest, witty, and unsentimental depiction of 'dying in public' is a profound tribute to a life well-lived."
ADRIENNE (PRATLEY) CLARKE, ConEd'96, MEd'98, has written her first fantasy novel, To Dance in Liradon (Soul Mate Publishing, $4.99).
JUDITH ALGUIRE, Artsci'69, MPA'79, announces the publication of A Most Unpleasant Wedding, the third in the Rudley Mystery Series (Signature Editions, $14.95). The bodies pile up around the Pleasant Inn as the staff and guests prepare for a wedding.