24 years/24 years

This week has been very hard on me and I’m not sure why except for the 24/24. Twenty-four years ago this week my life changed completely. I had been married 24 years and seven months when on March 19, I took my husband to Burnaby Hospital about 7PM because he was having trouble voiding. I left him there about 9 or 9:30 and called at 11 just before going to bed. He had been taken up to a ward and was doing well. Okay I could possibly pick him up either before or after church Sunday morning. I went to bed and slept okay. Got woken at 7:30 Sunday morning with the doctor telling me “Mrs.Swedak, your husband died during the night. There will be an autopsy because he died less than 24 hours after being admitted. Then he hung up.

The last few days I have been reliving those days like they were yesterday. But it was 24 years ago it happened. Maybe that is it, married 24 years when Dan died and it’s been 24 years since he died. I wonder now what August 9 is going to bring. We were going to redo out wedding vows on that day 5 months after he died. Today I am doing better, that is why I can write this and not bawl. Thank you who ever reads my blogs for letting me vent. I love you all.

Virtual Book Tour

Friday March 17 I will be presented at


please join me there and get to know a little more about The Wild Ones and me. When I get more information I will relay it to you. I hope to see you there with bells on. hehe

I know I haven’t been here for a while I’ve been busy with other things. Editing manuscripts and getting ready for this exciting event in my life.

Open mic

Come and enjoy an evening of story telling, poetry, Flamingo dancing and what ever else is happening. Unity of New Westminster at 17th and Edinburgh in New West of course. The performance begins at 7PM and there will also be coffee, tea and snacks. I hope to see all who live in the lower mainland there to hear me read a chapter from both of my books. The Wild Ones and White Medicine Woman. Both are available on line at any e-book site. I have a few The Wild Ones for sale signed and dated by the author, me.

Sunday February 3

SNOW! would you believe that there was snow today in Vancouver? Well there was some enough to say it snowed Depending where you were or are it is snowing. When we left for church this morning it wasn’t snowing but half way through the service it started. Then when we left it was snowing not hard but enough to say it was snowing. Within the next 20 minutes it had stopped and the sun was trying to shine, well maybe not because it wasn’t where the blue sky was. Weird day, but a day that God has made and I for one am glad to have woke up this morning and am living the life God made for me as an author. Each of us have our own special skills and nature. Bless all of you who do read my ramblings. Also I hope you will go to your e-book reader and buy The Wild Ones and White Medicine Woman. Then leave a review of them where you purchased them. My thanks in advance.

White Medicine Woman

My second novel is up on all e-books websites. This story is about a young woman who was left to die but was found and taken to an Indian encampment where she became the daughter of the medicine woman and trained to follow in her footsteps. But not everyone was happy about that so trouble burred. Find and get White Medicine Woman and leave a review please on any e-book reader that you use from Amazon.com Kindle or any of the others.

Let me know if you read it are going to read it or The Wild Ones. Thanks for following me. Cover picture is here I think somewhere. hehehe

New e-mail!

Today I have attached a new e-mail to my website. My new e-mail is authorgladysswedak@gmail.com

I’m trying to separate my personal and writing e-mails. If you want to contact me about my website please use the authorgladysswedak@gmail.com or comment here on the website.

Coming soon is White Medicine Woman my second book published by Books To Go Now Publications. Hope you have purchased The Wild Ones and will also purchase White Medicine Woman when it comes out soon.