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Follow Your Passions: Sewing and Writing for Me

In his book The Alchemist, writer Paul Coelho wrote, “It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.” Since the first time I walked into the home economics classroom in grade seven and created my first blue corduroy jumper, I’ve had a dream to pursue my creative side. But I also had a practical side and knew that math and science were my greatest strengths, followed by my language skills. So, I followed those interests into university and beyond, spending many happy years as a university professor who wrote books. Life has always been nothing if not interesting.

When this book was published in July 2020, I never thought there would be three more books in the series…but Charlie kept talking to me!

But that blue corduroy, V-necked jumper I sewed so carefully and then wore proudly had never left my internal dreamer. So in recent years, when I had the chance to put my passions for sewing and writing together, it never occurred to me that at this point in my life, I’d be launching the fourth book in a series of novels that allowed me to do just this.

It’s almost two years to the day that the first book in this series, The Year I Made 12 Dresses, was published. I never intended to write a series, but it just happened. Today is the official launch of book four! I’m excited to share the next “almost-but-not-quite-true” story…”Something I’m Supposed to Do.”

The “almost-but-not-quite-true” stories take you on a journey backward in time from the twenty-first century to the 1980s, onward to the 1960s and ending―and beginning―in 1912. Three generations of incredible women all learn a single lesson: You don’t get the life you deserve. You get the life you create.

Book 4: Charlie Hudson has a problem she never saw coming. She has too much money and no idea what to do with it. As she searches for what she’s supposed to do, she faces her great-grandmother’s unfinished book manuscript and finds herself drawn into the 1980s and a romance that might teach her something about the interconnectedness of life events. If only she could figure out what it is.

Charlie becomes part of a book within a book and discovers Something I’m Supposed to Do.

It launches today.

Of course, you can get it at Amazon or any other online bookstore… just in case you’re interested!

Visit the Moonlight Press page for more, including trailers and the details.


...a Toronto woman of a ‘certain’ age who writes women’s fiction and business books...deeply interested in fashion, but mostly style, which as anyone knows is not the same thing...designs patterns, sews, reads style books...Gloria Glamont is my pseudonym.

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