Christine Gordon Manley
Christine Gordon Manley invites anyone who believes in the magic within to help her launch The Secret of Bowring Park on July 17 at 6:30 pm at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown.
Every child who has visited the Peter Pan statue in St. John’s, NL, swears that it is magic. They know that the mice, squirrels, rabbits, and fairies are never in the same place as the last time they visited. Some say they’ve seen Peter wink at them, and others believe they’ve heard the soft whispering sounds of a flute. Is the Peter Pan statue really magic?
The Secret of Bowring Park, is a story of magic, eternal wonder, and the bond between sisters. This early reader chapter book includes illustrations by Newfoundland artist Laurel Keating and is published through Breakwater Books.
A freelance editor, Christine co-owns communications and marketing company, Manley Mann Media, with author Jaime Lee Mann. Christine’s short stories have appeared in magazines, websites, and journals, with “I’ll Always Make it Back Home” winning Honourable Mention and publication in Canada’s Tales of the Fantastic (2017). She was born, and grew up, in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. While she fell in love with the red soil of PEI, where she now lives, Newfoundland is never far from her mind.
The launch is co-hosted by The Bookmark and Breakwater Books and is an all-ages event. Rumour has it there will be Tinkerbell-themed treats available.