The Remarkable Journey of Charles MacDonald

Soldier Settler Sinner

by Jane Simpson

Jun 10, 2018

2:00 PM

Soldier, Settler, Sinner: The Remarkable Journey of Charles MacDonald (1789 to 1848).

North Lanark Historical Society

Appleton Museum, Appleton Side Road

May 12, 2018

1:30 PM

Patriot, Puritan, Prince, Pauper:  The History of the Belnap Family of Hastings County

Bay of Quinte Branch, United Empire Loyalists Association

Adolphustown Township Hall

Loyalist Parkway, Hwy #33

Apr 17, 2018

7:00 PM

Soldier, Settler, Sinner:  The Remarkable Journey of Charles MacDonald (1789 to 1848)

Lennox and Addington Archives,

97 Thomas St. E, Napanee, Ontario

Sep 29, 2017

to October, 1st, 2017. 

British Isles Family History Society Conference

Jane will be selling books at the 23rd British Isles Family History Society Conference,

Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Sep 20, 2017

Local authors book reading

September 20th – Local authors book reading, Stittsville Public Library.

Jun 17, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

OGS Conference

Jane will be at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Marketplace at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. Her book Soldier, Settler and Sinner will be  available for purchase.

Jun 03, 2017

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Book signing

Jane will be on site at Chapters to sign copies of her book.

Chapters, Bell Boulevard, Belleville Ontario from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

May 16, 2017

Stittsville Public Library

Writer’s Group - Topic -  The Process of Self-Publishing

Apr 23, 2017

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Book signing

Jane will be on site at Chapters to sign copies of her book.

Chapters, Bell Boulevard, Belleville Ontario from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Apr 22, 2017

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Jane will be at the Belleville Library on the 3rd Floor in Manly MacDonald Gallery for her official book launch presentation!

Apr 16, 2017

on CJBQ 800

Hear Jane's interview on Newsmaker!

Jane will be featured on Newsmaker Sunday with Mary Thomas on CBJQ 800 am radio.

Mar 09, 2017

7:00 am to 8:30 am

Kanata International Women's Day Breakfast

Jane will join local authors presenting their books at the Kanata International Women's Day breakfast to be held at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive. This is a free event. 

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About Jane

Story teller at heart.

Jane Simpson is a retired nurse, living in Kanata, Ontario with her husband and dog.     Throughout her career, she held administrative positions in health care and lectured at the University of Ottawa.  She is a lifetime member of the Hastings County Historical Society, a member of the Marilyn Adam Genealogy Research Centre and a member of the Capital Crime Writers in Ottawa. 

Her interest in her MacDonald family arose while spending summer holidays with her grandparents by the Bay of Quinte.  She knew who her great grandparents were but nothing of generations before them.  Her grandfather was a cousin of Manly MacDonald, the painter who provided essential documents for Charles Macdonald’s remarkable story.  She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles MacDonald.  

Jane has published excerpts of a mystery novel in the anthology, Strangers in a Small Room and a short story about her dog in the US.  She was a member of Rick Taylor’s writing group in Ottawa.    

Farm near Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Jane's travels and events.

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