Monday, July 30, 2012

Canadian Author Spotlight: Allison Cosgrove

Today I'm pleased to introduce you all to the final Canadian author of the month. Allison Cosgrove is a newly published author, and she's here today to talk to us about her love of - and pride in - Canada!

A Guest Post by Allison Cosgrove

Just wanted to put it out there that I am Canadian and I am proud. I have been a part of this fair country's fabric for over thirty years now and have had the joy of experiencing much of the beauty of it.

The beauty is not just in the land itself however it goes further than that.

Don't get me wrong I can show you places I have gone as a child and as an adult that will take your breath away with the perfection. For example just two weekends ago I stood on the edge of a cliff and stared out over the vast expanse of Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario and tears came to my eyes. Not because I am a sap that thinks a bunch of trees and a few lakes are pretty but rather because no matter how horrible the world outside may have been, no matter what the horrors, in there at that moment - everything was at peace.

Let's not even get me started on the beauty of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia or we will be here for the rest of the day. Canada as a physical land is beautiful. Period.

As wonderful and special that is however I whole heartedly believe that the real beauty of our country lies in the people themselves. Now I don't mean those fools you hear about in the news or the tabloids. I mean the people you don't hear about. The everyday people.

The new mom, the old grandfather. The new comer, the first-second-third generation. The person who smiles as they walk by for no reason, the person ahead of you in the drive through that buys your coffee. The one who opens the door for you, the one who helps someone across the street. The young entrepreneur, the retired.

The people from every corner of the world.

That my dear friends is what makes my country - my home - so wonderful.

About Allison: Allison Cosgrove was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. A married mother of three daughters, she works in accounting by day and creates her own worlds by night. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters hiking in the woods or sitting by the fire reading a good book. She has had the love of reading and writing detective mysteries from the age of twelve but it has only been since the birth of her youngest that she has gotten serious about crafting some of her own works for others to enjoy. She credits her family and friends with being the driving force that has given her the strength to breathe life into her books.

Find Allison online:
A cult has been killing children for its rituals and only one cop knows who they are. Detective Stan Brookshire knows but his past keeps people from believing in him. Can he rise above the stigma that shrouds his past and stop a cult from taking yet another innocent child from her mother’s arms before its too late? 

I couldn't agree more with that Canadian pride! I feel very blessed to live in such a wonderful country. We're known for our kindness and hospitality, and I can definitely think of worse things to be known for! Plus the natural beauty, of course - Canada really is a stunningly beautiful country. Thank you for being here today, Allison, and for sharing your love of this great country!

What do you love most about your country? What makes you proud to be from that country?

This post has been part of the Canadian Spotlight Month. Click the graphic below to check out the schedule and all things Canadian here at Ramblings of a Daydreamer. 

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