Ginette Guy Mayer Book Launch

Krystine Therriault - Seaway News
Ginette Guy Mayer Book Launch
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Local author, Ginette Guy Mayer, held a successful book launch at Carrots and Dates on March 25th. The intimate book launch was attended by friends and family of the author who came by to show their support. Members of the media and MP Eric Duncan were also present.

Mayer’s new book, A Peculiar Case from the files of Elizabeth Grant, is a historical fiction/mystery book set in Cornwall, Ontario in the 1930s. Under a false name, widowed private investigator Elizabeth Grant takes on a rare book theft case that sends her on a journey to find answers.

“Now that the book is out locally, I’m hoping the readers will not hesitate to contact me with questions or feedback,” said Mayer, “I am writing a second case from The Files of Elizabeth Grant and with feedback, I can make book #2 even better.”

Mayer, who previously wrote for The Cornwall Local and has had short stories published in collections, magazines, and newsletters, finds that women have been understated in our historical narrative. She wants to correct that one story at a time. Her first book, Unforgotten Mary Mack, looked at the unique life of Cornwall, Ontario’s first female city councilor.

“My interest as a writer revolves around history, genealogy and women’s stories within those contexts,” Mayer explains.

Mayer is fully bilingual, and self publishes her books. She launched A Peculiar Case in both French and English simultaneously and designed the book cover herself. Ginette’s books can be found on Amazon.

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