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New memoir teaches readers to ‘Begin Again’


This little red brick schoolhouse SS No 11, Ramsay (located in Appleton, Ontario) was my first initiation into subject matter. I still remember my mother, Janetta McKenzie (Hamilton) teaching me to write my alphabet letters on the blackboard at home in the kitchen, before I started Grade 1, at the tender age of 6. Little did I realize what an impact printing, spelling, reading and later writing would have on my entire life.

Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia – Nine years ago, Nancy Dupuis – who writes under the pen name The Writer in Me – lost her husband to an unexpected illness. While the illness cost her husband his life, it also forever changed hers

Dupuis invites readers to experience her new memoir, Begin Again (published by Trafford Publishing), in which she shares her intimate and trying journey from a life lost, to a purpose found. 

“Begin Again” spans 10 years, beginning with the diagnosis of Dupuis’ husband. Where she once had a life she describes as “merrily rolling along,” she was now faced with the harsh reality: her husband had seven weeks to live. 

Death is not only for the elderly” Dupuis says. 

Throughout “Begin Again,” readers see Dupuis go through many of life’s stages, from grieving to living again. She hopes that readers will realize, just as she did, that there is more to life than just existing; life means far less when one neglects happiness and well-being. 

Begin Again
The Writer in Me
Hardcover | 
5.5 x 8.5 in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781490755274
Softcover | 
5.5 x 8.5 in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781490755250
 50 pages | ISBN 9781490755267
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and Trafford Publishing

A video is now available at Youtube:

Dupuis-2About the Author

Nancy Dupuis (McKenzie), eldest daughter of Bob and Janetta McKenzie, writes under the pen name The Writer in Me. Due to her husband being in the military, she traveled frequently across Canada during her early years. She and her husband raised three children together, before his passing. She discusses the experience of losing her husband in her debut memoir, “Begin Again.”




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