Join us for an evening with author Cathy Marie Buchanan

Lincoln Public Library is hosting a virtual Q&A and reading with bestselling author and Niagara native Cathy Marie Buchanan on Thursday March 25 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Register for this free event (click March 25).

Cathy will be discussing her latest book, Daughter of Black Lake.

It’s the season of Fallow, in the first century A.D. In a northern misty bog surrounded by woodlands and wheat fields, a settlement lies far beyond the reach of the Romans invading hundreds of miles to the southeast. Here, life is simple–or so it seems to the tightly knit community. Sow. Reap. Honor Mother Earth, who will provide at harvest time. A girl named Devout comes of age, sweetly flirting with the young man she’s tilled alongside all her life, and envisions a future of love and abundance. Seventeen years later, though, the settlement is a changed place. Famine has brought struggle, and outsiders, with their foreign ways and military might, have arrived at the doorstep. For Devout’s young daughter, life is more troubled than her mother ever anticipated. But this girl has an extraordinary gift. As worlds collide and peril threatens, it will be up to her to save them all. (from Cathy Marie Buchanan’s website)

Set in a time long forgotten, Daughter of Black Lake brings the ancient world to life and introduces the reader to an unforgettable family facing an unimaginable trial.

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This free event is part of Winter WineFest, a virtual celebration of the popular street festival. Attendees are invited to purchase a bottle of local wine to enjoy during the Q&A.

The suggested pairing is a 2018 Riesling Loved by Lu by Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, based in Jordan.

About Cathy Marie Buchanan
New York Times bestseller and book club favourite Cathy Marie Buchanan is the author of three novels. Her most recent, Daughter of Black Lake, was chosen as Best Fiction for Fall by Entertainment Weekly and Parade magazine. Her previous novel, The Painted Girls, was a New York Times bestseller, a #1 national bestseller in Canada, and was named a best book of the year by NPR, Good Housekeeping, and Goodreads. Her debut novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still, was a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection, and a Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. Her work has been translated into nine languages. Buchanan holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry), an MBA from Western University, and recently became a certified yoga instructor. She lives in Toronto.

About Sue-Ann Staff
Winemaking has been a life-long ambition of Sue-Ann’s having stemmed from a family background in viticulture spanning five generations in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula encompassing two “Grape King” titles.

After her formal winemaking education from the renowned Roseworthy College, University of Adelaide, South Australia and several vintages abroad, Sue-Ann has become one of Canada’s top winemakers by winning over 500 national and international wine awards.  She was the youngest and first female “Winemaker of the Year 2002” by the Ontario Wine Society and one of four “Women in Wine” in the world by the International Wine and Spirits Awards of London, England … twice.  Most recently, Sue-Ann received the “2018 Tony Aspler OC Cuvée Award of Excellence” for her contributions to national and international awareness of Canadian wine.

Miss Staff is President/Winemaker of Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery is based on her family’s two-hundred-year-old estate in Jordan, Ontario producing high quality VQA wines from grapes grown on their Niagara Escarpment property.  Sue-Ann’s wines are bold with a delicate touch.  Look for exceptional Rieslings, opulent reds, delightful rosés, festive sparklings and seductive Icewines.

The launch of “Fancy Farm Girl” wines produced by Sue-Ann brings downhome-chic VQA wines that are effortlessly elegant and unpretentiously fabulous.  A broad range has been launched with great success in the LCBO and are now exported to Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec.

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Inc was awarded “2014 Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year” Emerging Business and the 2015 Shannon Passero “Women In Business” Award.  The wine shop’s walls are adorned with awards from regional and international competitions continuing her tradition of fine winemaking in the Niagara Peninsula.

We gratefully acknowledge support from The Writers Union for this event.