2019 Kazmaier Fall and Christmas Newsletter

It’s not often when we can get our immediate family all together in Ontario for a barbecue. It is even more seldom that we are able to take an impromptu family picture.

This picture was taken in August and includes the most recent addition to the Guelph Kazmaiers, their dog Rio.

Late this summer we took a trip to Calgary with Michael and Alyssa and their family. On our drive to Radium we had occasion to stop at Cascade Ponds, near Banff. This picture of the ponds with the Rockies in the background, reminded me of what I am missing here in Ontario.

Indeed, I overheard my Grandson, Nolen explaining to his father that what we call mountains in Ontario are really nothing more than hills. When the real comes, the shadow must pass away!

Cascade Ponds Near Banff

One of the difficult things about being so far away from my parents: I only get to see them perhaps once or twice a year. In between, I have to be content with frequent phone calls. I am glad to say, that although they are both 95 (my father is soon to be 96), they are still in reasonably good health.

Peter’s Fourth Book is Out

My fourth book, the third in The Halcyon Cycle, came out in June. I have reached a milestone of sorts: I have finished my first book series and am now on to writing about a different world with new characters. I have tentatively entitled the new book Coventry 2091. I’m just finishing the second draft, but I can see the manuscript is far from complete.

Wishing You and Your Family a Joyous Christmas and a Blessed New Year

Finally, since this newsletter has drifted into December, Kathy and I want to wish everyone, along with your extended family, a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year. If you have read this far into the newsletter, I hope you take this moment to re-connect with us. Even a short email, a blog comment, or Facebook post would be so appreciated.We do so love to hear from you!

Reminds me of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

About Peter Kazmaier

Lover of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Author of the SF series THE HALCYON CYCLE. I frequently re-read my favourite books. http://tinyurl.com/p46woa4

Posted on December 2, 2019, in Kazmaier Newsletter, Personal Reflection, Peter Kazmaier, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Loved the pics in this newsletter!


  2. Thanks Reg. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. I loved the pics too. Your family are lovely and the scenery is so different from what I’m accustomed to. I wish you and yours a very happy Christmas. Thank you for your friendship and your awesome book ‘The Dragons of Sheol.’ It was lovely escaping into it. Next year I am reading Halcyon cycle #2 book.
    God bless,

  4. Amazing picture! Wonderful when we get to spend tome with family! Wishing you all the best! My letter is coming soon!

  5. Wonderful pictures of a special family. Looking forward to making more memories soon. That last picture is especially beautiful – where is that taken?
    Merry Christmas dear family and love to all

  6. Jane, that final picture on the blog was from my archives. I believe I took it on the trail at Hilton Falls, a conservation area north of Mississauga.

  7. Thanks so much for putting out a newsletter! It was great that you, Mike, Alyssa and family were able to have such a great larger family trip this year! You are all building great memories. Congrats on your 4th book Peter! What an accomplishment!
    Merry Christmas to you and Kathy and we pray that 2020 will be a blessed year for you!

  8. Hello Peter nice to hear about all the family news. You included some beautiful photos in your newsletter. Love the cascade pond and the Lion the Whitch and the Wardrobe. It fits exactly. Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy new year.
    Congrats on your fourth book. How many copies have you sold?
    Which book has been your best seller?


    • Hello Lurdes, it was so nice to hear from you and to re-connect. You also shared some wonderful photographs from Portugal. Thank you! With regards to your question: which is my most popular book, I would have to say THE HALCYON DISLOCATION. Since the HALCYON CYCLE is a trilogy, most people who want to give the series a try, begin with the first one. My most recent book, THE DRAGONS OF SHEOL has only been out since June. However, I’ve had a few people I trust, who have read my other books indicate they think TDOS is my best book so far. I hope they are right. It would mean I’m growing as a writer. Thank you for commenting.

  9. I echo Jane’s appreciation for your last photo. Beautiful. All my life, every time I’ve seen sunbeams I’ve thought “God is there”… must be all of the old biblical calendars that my grandma had on her walls, haha.

    I’ve had a great time getting to know you professionally, Peter. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  10. Hi Peter and Kathy,
    All the best in 2020.

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