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I’ve been enjoying hearing from readers of Project Animal Farm and thought I'd share some of the recent notes:
“I found your book by accident in our community library and it looked interesting, so I signed it out. And then I couldn't put it down. In fact, I loved it so much I gave it to my mom and to friends I worked with…It changed my life!” – Lisa
“Sonia – I have to say, ‘Thank you for writing Project Animal Farm.’ When I retired a year ago, I made it my goal to read every day...and I have…Your [book] is at the top of my ‘Best Ever Read" list.’” – Steve
“I am a dairy farmer from south western Ontario and just finished your book last week…Thank you for raising some excellent issues and being so brave to do so.” – Jamie
“I am in the middle of reading your book and [it has] awakened me out of my stupor and restored me to mindfulness.” – Ian
“I am in the middle of your incredible book and…I am so grateful to you for putting the truth out there despite the risks involved.” – Tasleem
“Thank you for writing this book! As I read it, I felt so many different emotions…getting in touch with them motivates me to do something about it, so thank you.” – Robert
In other news, Project Animal Farm was included in National Post’s list of holiday reading picks! And here are some of the places you can expect to find me in the next few months, starting next week.
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Wed, January 27: Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario from 7 to 8:30pm (Bagnani Hall, at Traill College, 310 London St.). Here’s a mention of the event in the Peterborough Examiner.
Wed, April 6: North York Central Library in Toronto from 7 to 8pm (5120 Yonge Street).
Sat, April 9: ImagiNation Writers’ Festival in Quebec City from 2 to 3pm at Morrin Center (44, Chaussée des Écossais).
Thurs, April 14: Dartmouth College at the Rockefeller Center from 4:30 to 6pm (2 Webster Avenue, Hanover, NH).
Sat, May 7: 1 to 2pm at Petrolia Library in Petrolia, Ontario (4200 Petrolia Line).
Sat, May 7: 4 to 5pm at Sarnia Library in Sarnia, Ontario (124 Christina St. S.).
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I’ve been enjoying hearing from readers of Project Animal Farm and thought I’d share some of the recent notes:
“I found your book by accident in our community library and it looked interesting, so I signed it out. And then I couldn’t put it down. In fact, I loved it so much I gave it to my mom and to friends I worked with…It changed my life!” – Lisa
You helped my story reach others, and you helped change hearts and minds. I will be snuggling up with a book or two over the holidays, and I hope you will as well. If you’re looking for a present for friends and family, you can find Project Animal Farmhere at a discount. You can see reporter Erin Ireland snuggled with the book below!
I visited Italy this month, traveling from the grand monuments of Rome to the cobbled streets of Florence and the canals and bridges of Venice. The trip was wonderful, offering plenty of inspiration! The people were kind, the food enjoyable, and the art divine. Here are some of my favorite snapshots.
Project Animal Farm is generating a whirlwind of rave reviews! The book has been all over the news. There’s also a series of brand-new podcasts for you to tune in to. The book launch events in New York, Boston, and Toronto were successful, and more fun events are coming up in the fall!
With Project Animal Farm being released this month, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many people who have made the book possible. I lean on too many shoulders to count and am overwhelmed with gratitude.
I spent the week of April 13 speaking in Boston and Orlando. I spoke at Northeastern University, Tufts University, Florida A&M University, and at an agricultural justice conference in Florida (the 33rd National Pesticide Forum). I discussed my investigations, detailed problems and solutions, and answered audience questions. I enjoyed connecting with audiences!
Hailing from the United States, Canada, and Australia; pursuing careers as diverse as law and film; enjoying hobbies like rowing and scuba-diving—Interns are the sparks behind the fire of Project Animal Farm. Learn more about them below.