Sunday, February 18, 2007

Goody Bledsoe Signing at Westminster Books

On January 18, 2007, Westminster Books on King Street
in Fredericton hosted a launch for my first novel, Goody
Bledsoe. What a great time! (thanks to Harold Doherty for
these pics!)

Saturday, February 17, 2007


I'm pleased to announce the publication of my first novel, Goody
Bledsoe, published by Oberon Press in Ottawa in October of 2006.

Goody Bledsoe is the story of a young girl who is sent as an orphan to live with her aunt and uncle on a farm in rural New Brunswick. Heather Doherty says of it: “This is a story of survival, of choosing to survive in spite of the darkness, in order to find the light that lies beyond.” In another mood she says: “Goody Bledsoe is a novel of daring, daring to see what lies within, even when that knowledge hurts like hell.”

This is what David Adams Richards has to say about the book: “Heather Doherty has written an exceptionally moving and brilliant first novel, a startlingly permanent novel that must be read.” Heather Doherty was born in 1964 and grew up in New Brunswick, where she still lives with her husband and two sons. As this is written she’s working in the local library and writing her second novel.

8.5 by 5.5 by 158 pages, cover by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec