Upcoming Events

A calendar of upcoming events featuring Ann Douglas, author of Parenting Through the Storm — a guide to parenting a child with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge — and Happy Parents, Happy Kids — a guide to thriving alongside your child (coming in February 2019).

Interested in having Ann speak to your group? Please get in touch. She'd love to brainstorm the possibilities and provide you with information about purchasing copies of her books at a significant discount. 

Looking for ideas and inspiration?
     Descriptions of Ann's most popular parenting presentations 
     List of recent speaking engagements (2015-2018)

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How to Trick Yourself Into Writing a Book: A Reassuring Roadmap for Anxious Authors

Ann Douglas will be offering a two-hour workshop at Watson & Lou in Peterborough, Ontario, on Tuesday, November 20. (Register via Watson & Lou.) NOTE: She will also be offering an online version of this course. (Email her for details about that option.)

Workshop description: 

Struggling to get that book out of your head and on to the page? This workshop is for you! 

You’ll learn

  • How to spot the difference between a good book idea and a great book idea, and what you can do to make that great book idea even better

  • How to find the courage to start writing and keep writing

  • How to stay motivated and on track during each stage of the book writing process – and what each of those stages actually involves

  • How to manage the emotional highs and lows that are baked into the experience of becoming an author.

What you need to bring with you

A dream of becoming an author. Everything else will be supplied (including worksheets and resource lists).