PostCards Never Written
Janita Van de Velde
PostCards Never Written...


Janita and her husband, Roddy, embarked on a similar journey in 2001. “I was inspired to write this book for several reasons,” says Van de Velde. “I wanted to give readers something to laugh about, because we could all use a little more humour in our lives. I also find it funny that no matter how old we get, we still attempt to hide the whole truth from our parents. It took me a while to realize that my parents know me better than anyone else on this planet.” Although the book is a work of fiction, it’s loosely based on their adventures. She’s not telling which stories are real and which ones are complete fabrications. She’ll leave that up to your imagination!

“While travelling and meeting people who have no material possessions to speak of” says Van de Velde, “I’ve become convinced that we’ve been given more than we’ll ever need in this lifetime. The line up of people willing to help should always be longer than the line up of those in need.”

Janita Van de Velde grew up on a farm near Mariapolis, MB. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Manitoba, and has worked for a financial institution since graduating. She lives in Regina, SK, with her husband Roddy and their children Jack, Isla and James. Her first novel, Postcards Never Written, was the recipient of the Saskatchewan Reader's Choice Award. In 2010, Janita was inducted into the 100th anniversary edition of the Canadian Who's Who publication. She donates a portion of proceeds from the sale of her book to World Vision. Janita is also a regular columnist for Grainews; you can also follow her blog by clicking here.

All images and text copyright Janita Van de Velde ©2007