About the Author

Arlene Stafford-Wilson grew up on a small farm in Bathurst Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada. She attended one-room school-houses at Christie Lake and the Scotch Line and at an early age began writing stories and poetry. By age eight many of her poems had been published in children’s magazines and at age eleven she entered and won a national writing competition for ‘The Enthusiast’ magazine.

Former Newsletter Editor and long-time member of the Lanark County Genealogical Society, she continues to research and write about local history and has authored articles for both Canadian and Irish Genealogical publications. Mother of one son, Alexander, she and her husband Kevin live in Ottawa, Canada.

Arlene is a Member in good standing of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
If you require assistance in researching your family history: email info@staffordwilson.com

Her Books:

“Recipes & Recollections: Treats and Tales from our Mother’s Kitchen”
ISBN 978-0-9877026-0-9

“Lanark County Kid: My Travels up and down the Third Line”
ISBN 978-0-9877026-1-6

“Lanark County Chronicle: Double Back to the Third Line”
ISBN 978-0-9877026-2-3

“Lanark County Calendar: Four Seasons on the Third Line”
ISBN 978-0-9877026-3-0

“Lanark County Connections: Memories Among the Maples”

ISBN 978-0-9877026-47

“Lanark County Classics: A Treasury of Tales from Another Time”

ISBN 978-0-9877026-54

“Lanark County Calling: All Roads Lead Home:

ISBN: 978-0-9877026-61

“Recipes & Recollections: Treats and Tales from our Mother’s Kitchen

Recipes and Recollections‘ ISBN 978-0-9877026-0-9

For over two decades, Audry Stafford won countless baking competitions at the local fair in Perth, Ontario. Because of her continued success over the years she was asked to become a judge and she served in that capacity for many years at numerous county fairs throughout Eastern Ontario.

In this book, her prize winning recipes are assembled together for the first time: her fool-proof ‘never- fail’ pastry, decadent chocolate cake, creamy rich fudge and her much-sought-after rustic sour dough recipes, to name a few.

Audry and her husband Tim were serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force when they met and married in 1943. After WWII, they purchased a farm on the third concession of Bathurst Township in Lanark County where they lived for almost five decades.

Join Audry’s five children as they take you back to a simpler time, growing up on a farm in the post-war years in rural Ontario. Follow them through the seasons, from the maple syrup production in the spring to the all important fall harvest and even memories of their old fashioned country Christmas.

‘Recipes and Recollections’ is an unforgettable journey back in time, written for Audry’s grandchildren. The stories will bring a smile to your face and the award-winning recipes will delight your palate.

“Lanark County Kid: My Travels Up and Down the Third Line”

Lanark County Kid‘ ISBN 978-0-9877026-1-6

In this collection of stories the author transports us back in time to the 1960s and 1970s, growing up in rural Eastern Ontario. She invites us to the family farm in Bathurst Township and to share in her adventures in the nearby communities of Perth, Balderson, Lanark, Carleton Place and Almonte to name a few. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll reminisce. You’ll remember the good old days through the eyes of a rural kid, as you travel the backroads through Lanark County.
“Lanark County Chronicle: Double-back to the Third Line”

Lanark County Chronicle‘ – ISBN 978-0-9877026-2-3

Following on the heels of “Lanark County Kid”, Stafford-Wilson beckons you back once again to the family farm on the Third Line of Bathurst Township in the 1960s and 1970s. She invites you to come along on her adventures in Perth, Almonte, Smiths Falls, and the Rideau Lakes to name a few. Spend the day with her at the Maberly Fair or come along for an evening in Newboro. Join the cattle drive through Ferguson Falls or stay up all night at the movies in Port Elmsley. Travel back with her to a simpler, more innocent time, observe life through the eyes of a rural kid and relive the days gone by in Eastern Ontario.

“Lanark County Calendar: Four Seasons on the Third Line”

Lanark County Calendar‘ – ISBN 978-0-9877026-3-0

In her fourth book, author Arlene Stafford-Wilson invites us to spend the year with her as she transports us back to the family farm in Eastern Ontario in the 1960s and 1970s. Join her in the magical weeks leading up to Christmas in rural Bathurst Township. Spend the early days of spring with her as she gathers sap for maple syrup season. Escape into the long, hot summer days of childhood, stroll down country lanes and join in the harvest. Share the excitement of the annual Perth Fair and come along as the Lanark County maple trees show off their spectacular autumn colours. Experience the changing seasons on the Third Line: winter, spring, summer and fall in this Lanark County Calendar.

Read what other people say about Stafford-Wilson’s books: http://www.staffordwilson.com/Book_Reviews.php

Books are available at these fine retailers: (or online at http://www.staffordwilson.com)
The Book Nook, 60 Gore St.E., Perth, ON
Mill Street Books, 52 Mill St., Almonte, ON
The Bookworm, 62 Foster St., Perth, ON
Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, ON

also online at http://www.staffordwilson.com

5 comments on “About the Author

  1. Sheila Hurren says:

    Enjoyed reading your book “Lanark County Kid”. I bought a copy for Joy Hurren my daughter.
    Sheila Hurren I worked at Wampole’s

    • Thank-you Sheila! There is a story in my latest book ‘Lanark County Chronicle’ that mentions both Joy and Jennifer when we worked together at the Perth Hospital. The story is Chapter 10 and is called ‘Ghosts and Gastronomy in Perth’.

  2. Roseann. Wurtz says:

    Arlene, these stories, memories and history are fascinating and wonderful. I have just discovered them and am having a sweet trip down memory lane. Thank you!!!

    • Hi Roseann – Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad that you’re enjoying the stories. I’m trying to preserve some of our memories of the good old days while there are still some of us around who remember! Take care!

  3. Οne of my top web blogs to read through in thе moгning with
    a cup of coffee of course!

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