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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, belong to the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation.

My early years were spent in Wilton an Odessa Ontario and have lived for 32 years in Glenburnie Ontario and since 2019 we have lived in Napanee, Ontario.

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

 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 and the K&P Trail.

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
Algonquin Legacy. Crossfield Publishing , 2021


Richard C. Revelle
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Presentation Description

I have written three books written about Turtle Island in what is now Canada. They are called I Am Algonquin, Algonquin Spring, Algonquin Sunset and Algonquin Legacy. 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

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