An evening with Ron Norman and Keith Ogilvie
7 p.m. Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.
Tickets $10 (including refreshments) are available online and at Tanner’s Books. A package of tickets to all three events in the Spring 2018 Reading Series is available for $20 at Tanner’s Books only. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2019 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.
Buy tickets online: Ron Norman and Keith Ogilvie – May 11, 2018
Where “luck” will take you.
In Ron Norman’s debut book, Malcolm Bidwell has just been hired by mistake by newly elected Premier Steven Davis as his “go-to guy” for every political mess that needs cleaning up. And there are plenty. Set in the quirky, combative, and darkly comic world of British Columbia politics Slouching Towards Innocence is a story of politics, love and life.
Keith Ogilvie’s book features Keith “Skeets” Ogilvie who has been rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force and joins the British Royal Air Force instead. The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie is the story of an ordinary man who beat incredible odds on the frontlines, and the remarkable woman with whom he was reunited at the end of the War.
About the Authors
For two decades Ron Norman worked as a reporter, columnist and editor on community newspapers around B.C. He was also a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s Kelowna morning program. Norman left journalism in 2000 to take a job with the B.C. government. In his 12 years in government He worked at every level, eventually becoming deputy minister and head of communications. He is active with The Didi Society, a Victoria-based non-profit that works to empower women globally through fair trade and to educate youth locally to be social justice change-makers. Slouching Towards Innocence is Norman’s debut novel. Norman lives with his wife, Joan Young, in Brentwood Bay.
Keith Ogilvie was raised as a “service brat” on a succession of Royal Canadian Air Force stations in Ontario. He comes late to writing biographical stories after a varied and interesting career as an aerospace engineer, information technology consultant, glassblower and international development professional. Although he has written extensively throughout his working life, The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie is his first public offering. Keith is a former private pilot, sailor and motorcycle enthusiast. He continues to be involved in international development, including as a member of the Board of the BC Justice Evaluation Society. He lives, writes and does a lot of walking with his partner Francine in North Saanich, British Columbia, where they enjoy an ever changing view of the ocean and islands of the Salish Sea. They have two children living in greater Victoria and one special, curly-haired granddaughter.