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Really admire these girls

With proceeds from the book, we have made donations to various charities including Girls helping Girls, but here thirteen year old Linda Manziaris is donating fifty percent of her profits to this charity. Her sixteen year old sister, Susanna Manziaris, started Girls Helping Girls. I have purchased some of Linda’s creations and love wearing her […]

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POSTED ON Sep 03 2013

A Sublime Masterpiece. One of 2013’s Best Books. A Critical Review.

“I think only my mother could use the word ‘sweet’ to describe a German soldier in the middle of a war…We are hiding both Jews and Germans. “Hope is a strategy after all.” *** *** Sometimes, when writing about cultural events, people become indelibly and wholly connected to an event: the African-American experience with slavery; […]

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POSTED ON Aug 22 2013

My Mother’s Secret Goes Global

My Mother’s Secret to be published in Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Thailand! Now how does Thailand get in there? Pretty amazing how our world is so connected. JL Witterick

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POSTED ON Jul 27 2013

My Mother’s Secret #2 on the Best Seller List

My Mother’s Secret has made the Canadian Best Seller List for 10 weeks now.  Honestly, I can hardly believe it myself.  I can’t tell you, dear readers, how very grateful I am. As some of you may know, Penguin has purchased the rights to the book so you will be seeing  a hardcover of My […]

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POSTED ON Jul 06 2013

The Righteous Among The Nations

When I started to write My Mother’s Secret, I discovered The Righteous Among The Nations. Not being from a Jewish background, I did not know that people who had risked their lives to provide aid to Jews were honoured this way. There are so many stories of courage and sacrifice among these people. Here is […]

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POSTED ON Jun 22 2013

Presenting My Mother’s Secret to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

It was such a privilege to present My Mother’s Secret to the Honorable David C. Onley, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Also in this picture is Debra Preston, Superintendent, Toronto Police College. I have rarely met an individual as dedicated as Debra.  It impressed me immensely.  JL Witterick

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POSTED ON Jun 10 2013

My Mother’s Secret at the Crime Stoppers Ball

What an honour to attend the Crime Stoppers Ball and to present My Mother’s Secret to the Chief himself. In the picture  from left to right is Chief Bill Blair, JL Witterick, Lorne Simon and Susan Blair.

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POSTED ON Jun 10 2013

Supporting the Mississauga Arts Council

Dear Charlotte, Thank you for letting me know that the donation from proceeds of My Mother’s Secret was helpful to your event. It sounds like a great success. Great pictures too. Maybe one of your aspiring film makers will make a movie from the book one day! All the best, Jenny         […]

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POSTED ON Jun 10 2013

My Mother’s Secret on the Globe and Mail Canadian Best Seller List again this week!

Thank you so so much for reading the book and then for sharing it with your friends….that is the only reason we have been able to be on the Best Seller list for six weeks now. So happy I can’t even find the words…and I am a writer! JL Witterick Click Here to view the […]

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POSTED ON Jun 03 2013

BBN book club interview with Frances and Marty

It was such a pleasure to be on BNN book club with Frances and Marty. Watch the interview here.  

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POSTED ON May 31 2013