Ted Bernard and Hope and Hard Times

by: EJ on 04/14/2010
Posted in: Author Events

We always love it when an author manages to find their way to our corner of the world for a visit. Ted Bernard, author of Hope and Hard Times: Communities, Collaboration and Sustainability and his wife, Donna Lofgren, spent the afternoon with us this past Monday.

New Society Publishers was the first stop on Ted's Pacific Northwest book and speaking tour. As he makes his way from Gabriola Island to Northern California, he will be blogging as he goes. Here is an excerpt from his first entry in which he describes his visit to Gabriola as "Utopia?"

When most authors visit their publishers, it means a tedious trip to a big city, taxi fares, smoggy air, high rise buildings and high prices for everything. A trip to my publisher requires none of this. Instead, one heads deep into temperate rainforests, crosses a couple of straits (ok, requiring ferries rather than taxis), and weaves along country roads until you find a fir tree with a crook. At the end of the narrow forest road is a lovely set of cedar-sided, energy efficient buildings, including the home of publishers Chris and Judith Plant, gardens, outlying cottages, chickens, and sundry pets. Utopia? Our hosts seem to think so.

You can read his entire post on his website. For complete tour details, please click here.

Hope and Hard Times


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