Your book now has a name - Ordinary to Extraordinary: 150 Stories as unique as the women who lived them. Thanks to those who sent their story – 350 in all. It was difficult to choose only 150 stories, as most were very worthy.
The length of the book will be about 300 pages, with some photos. Besides the traditional book, there will also be an e-book. The book launch will be on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the first night of the Provincial Conference.
The stories range from a single incident to a full life story; from ordinary life to tragic events; from the horrific to the humorous. There are stories of living as a child in another country, immigration to Canada, growing up in Ontario, meeting the love of their life, and the struggles of life – fires, floods, and tornadoes. And, of course, there are stories recounting the role of the WI in our lives; our pride of accomplishments and support for our communities.
The regular price for the printed book will be $25. But there is a special introductory offer of $20 until the book launch.
We need your help. We want to sell as many books as possible in advance. This will help cover the printing costs without dipping into WI funds. It will also help determine the number of books to print in this first run – the more books, the cheaper the cost per book. We are therefore hoping that each Branch will submit an order before March 31, 2017.
Each Branch will receive an order form in the next mailout with the Provincial and ACWW Canada Area Conference information. You should receive it by the end of the year. The list of successful authors will be on the website shortly. Please see below for the order form.