I won the Lottery! Just kidding. I didn’t. In fact, no one did. Again. Most Saturday mornings there is a little clip running on the newsfeed on the bottom of the TV screen on the CBC or CTV news channel: “No winning ticket for last night’s $50M LottoMax draw.” Then later in the week, we … More I Won the Lottery!
In my “olden days” time of growing up an army kid, then becoming an Air Force wife and mother, I never had access that I knew of to family resources, much less any kind of organized appreciation for my role as the “follower” of my military father’s then husband’s career. Sure, we had the base … More Canadian Military Family Magazine : A Resource
Author Michele Sabad answers your questions: What motivated & inspired you to publish independently? I’ve always been a reader, but in retirement, I took up writing: shorts at first, until one day I realized I had finished a book. Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story is a memoir about the military influences in my life: … More Author Interview : Michele Sabad
Originially published on kobowritinglife.com, May 14, 2018: We define ourselves in various ways, depending on time, mood, inclination. Many of our identities are stable throughout life. I am a woman. I am a forever army brat. I am a reader. I am an athlete. Other roles become part of us over time, growing and evolving … More Kobo Writing Life Featured Blog
As a former Army brat, then Air Force wife, I was often accused in my “real world” working-mom-life of being overly-regimented, organized, scheduled. Always on time. Planned ahead. Herder of cats. True, I did pride myself on always having a plan, goals, methods and procedures. I could look ahead to consequences. Was this the result … More Retirement : Lessons in Progress
Sales of Camp Follower are picking up. (Like the Ottawa River ice breakup – nothing seems to be going on and then it all starts happening at once!) The book is now widely available in my region and starting to spread out of it. Libraries are ordering it. It’s been entered in contests. There’s a … More Human Nature, Or, Why Buy Ebooks
Who goes to high school reunions? My high school reunions take place every 5 years, in Petawawa, Ontario. Our high school building is gone now, replaced by a military community store. They kept a little memorial corner about the school, which I cuddled into, in the picture here. It’s somewhat shocking, the first visit back … More High School Reunions