Surfacing - Novel by Natasha Jones and Jim McGregor - BobBlahBlah.comJim McGregor, a long-time Langley citizen and community stalwart has teamed up with Natasha Jones, a Langley reporter to write and publish their first novel: ‘Surfacing’.

Jim sent this note out to a few friends:

If you are looking for some exciting summer time reading, my writing partner, Natasha Jones, long time Langley reporter, and I have published our first Fiction Novel, SURFACING. The books are available now and we will be having a book launch and signing at the Langley City Fire Hall, 5785-203rd St on Saturday, June 22nd. from noon til 3PM.


From the cover notes:

Jeremy knows about the accident but when his mother, Debbie, finally reveals the truth, he has no idea that he will find his once strong firefighter father still unconscious in an extended care facility. The discovery that, after three years, his father suddenly begins regaining consciousness sets in motion a series of events that will rock many lives.
The family ventures into the rundown Franklin Center, the final destination for all of its patients, where Jeremy’s youthful optimism for his father’s recovery triggers emotions long-buried in the nursing staff, the family and their friends.
Drawing on energy from the spirit of a grandfather he can scarcely remember, Jeremy inspires his father’s medical team to question their conventional medical approach to what is possible. While the family confronts the ramifications of Don’s return to consciousness they discover that more sinister forces are at work. Bent on the destruction of the family’s hope and fueled by maniacal jealousy, one staff member will do anything to sabotage the firefighter’s valiant efforts to recover.

It is available now from, for Kindle Readers: Surfacing eBook

If you want a great read, and are in Langley this Saturday, drop by the Fire Hall, and check it out !!!

I have written before about this event, and it is back this coming weekend.

October 22 – 24, at the Cascades Casino in Langley, the Fraser Valley Bead Show is here again !!!

The Bling Dynasty - Fraser Valley Bead Show - BobBlahBlah.comFor those of you surprised that I get excited about beads…

(I recently commented to someone that I’m not really a “glitter glue” kind of guy)

…but, both Lorie and I make lampwork beads……….. when we have time.   🙂

Anyway, the admission is $7.00

According to the Fraser Valley Bead Show website, there are 48 vendors, and lots of different stuff:

Bling Dynasty, Barrie Edwards, Red Room & Maebeads (just to name a few)

In addition to the Vendors, there are classes you can attend.

Hope to see you there !!!