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Rick Revelle

Photo: Muriel Revelle 2013

In 1952 I was born in Smith Falls Ontario.When I actually had to work for a living it was for Northern Telecom and Nortel for 30 years, retiring in 2002.

I am a Native Algonquin person.

My early years were spent in Wilton an Odessa Ontario and have lived for the past 30 years in Genburnie Ontario.

In June 1982 I obtained my Black Belt in Judo and the when I retired from fighting I obtained my Provincial A refereing cetification .

 In th 70's an early 80's I coached softball, winning two Intermediate and one Junior A Ontario Championships. I also coached at 3 Canadian Championships.

I am in the Loyalist Township Sports Hall of Fame.

Hiking is a pastime I enjoy and I have hiked the complete Rideau, Cataraqui Trails plus the completed portions of the K&P Trail.

During the summer months we day canoe all the rivers within driving distance.

Currently I work 2 days a week for Foster Grant International and speak at schools about my books a couple times a month.

I am available for school visits anywhere.

Getting pubished at age 60 is what I  call "Sugar at the End of My Life."

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Algonquin Spring. Dundurn Press, 2015
I Am Algonquin. Dundurn Press, 2013
Algonquin Sunset. Dundurn Press, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

I have written three books written about Turtle Island in what is now Canada. They are called I Am Algonquin, Algonquin Spring and Algonquin Sunset. They take place in the 1300's pre-contact. I do readings from the books, answer questions, talk about Native culture and I travel with a small musuem of era artifacts. I also let the students handle the pieces I bring.

Presentation Length:
90 minutes
Historical Fiction - 1300's Pre-contact Canada
Grades JK to 12
Audience size:
Any size
Workshop Description:

I give a detailed description on how I sought out a publisher and what happens after you sign a contract.  For a workshop I describe to the students how I go about my writing, developing my characters and the storylines. I also go into how I do my research and draw on my canoeing and hiking adventures turning them into the storytelling.

Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
$$100 plus mileage over 100k
Two sessions:
$$150 plus mileage over 100k
Three sessions:
$$250 plus mileage over 100k
Four sessions:
$$300 plus mileage over 100k
One session:
$$150 plus mileage
Two sessions:
$$250 plus mileage
Three sessions:
$$350 plus mileage
Four sessions:
$$450 plus mileage
GST not applicable