Currently doing research for a book about Jewett's Mills.
During construction of NB Power's Mactaquac dam project, this small community was buried with water. If anyone has old journals, letters, or any information that may be useful, feel free to contact me at SharonJBird@mail.com.
To date I have over 40 articles published in magazines and newspapers across Canada. Sole Survivor, published in the Telegraph Journal in March 2005, led the head of the North American Genealogical Society to travel from New Hamsphire USA to New Brunswick to verify material and to visit a remote cemetery that I discussed in the article. My research and burial plot information confirmed missing facts for one group who immigrated from Scotland to New Brunswick in the 1830's leaving a gap of their existence for the first year of their residency. The same article became the basis for a Celtic song that debuted at the New Brunswick Scottish Highland Games in 2009 and was scheduled for release in 2010
Since I enjoy history it makes sense that my first book should be historical in nature. A Peek Around The Corner, Burtt's Corner - the Early Years highlights my childhood community. This self-published book launched in the community in July 2011 and makes use of the numerous photos, notes and family journals provided by residents. To date it has sold from Newfoundland to the Yukon in Canada, and from Florida to California in the United States.
An historical fiction for the 8-12 year old audience, The Big Yard Kids won an Honourable Mention in the Atlantic Writing Competition for the Joyce Barkhouse Writing for Children category in 2002. Publication date is unscheduled at this time
My first recorded writing at the age of 12 years has been compared to Robert Louis Stevenson's short works. Yes I still have a copy - see below.
The sun shines brightly
upon that little hill.
When I have lived my life to end
the sun will shine there still.