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eronwood Enterprises offers clients a full range of writing and editorial services. Recent projects have included newsletters, directories, news releases, publicity campaigns and exhibit text for business, government and non-profit organizations.

Heronwood has produced brochures, news releases, magazines and other material promoting tourist destinations. In addition, Heronwood has been involved in numerous book publishing projects for historical societies and individuals .

Owner Cheryl MacDonald is an experienced professional writer who has written, co-authored or edited nearly 40 books on Canadian history. Her articles have appeared in Harrowsmith, Canadian Living, The Beaver, the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, New York Daily News and other publications. She has written a weekly heritage column for the Simcoe Times-Reformer since the mid-1980s and in 1992 was one of a team of Canadian writers who contributed to the best-selling book Chronicle of Canada.

Latest Book!  Isaac Brock

Published in 2012 to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this brief biography of Brock looks at his role as administrator (acting lieutenant-governor) of Upper Canada and leader of the military. There are a number of other Brock biographies on the market but this one, prepared to James Lorimer's Amazing Stories series, focuses on Brock the man and how his unique character shaped the destiny of Canada.

The book is available at most chains and through the publisher, www.lorimer.ca

In the Works!

2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the Fenian invasions of Canada, including the Fenian victories at the Battle of Ridgeway and a skirmish at Fort Erie. To mark the occasion, I've done a book for James Lorimer's Amazing Stories series, which should be out later this year.

Meanwhile, I'm still obsessed with the War of 1812, so much so that I've written a couple of mystery novels featuring Colonel Robert Nichol and his devoted servant Wallace. I'm currently polishing the first one, Colonel Nichol and the Murdered Maiden, and expect to send it to a publisher later this spring.

It's Been A Long Time ...

If you've visited this website over the past three years and wondered why not much changed, there was a very good reason. Since early 2012 I've been battling colon cancer and underwent several operations, radiation and two bouts of chemo. Through it all, I've had tremendous support from the staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, as well as from family and friends. I'm happy to report that I am now cancer free, and while I'm somewhat slower that I used to be, I'm writing again and thoroughly enjoying it.

 

Cheryl MacDonald's Writing and Public Relations Experience

Short Historical Works by Cheryl MacDonald