The Book

Bluefoot Press


Writing the Rollercoaster


The book lives!

On September 11, 2020 we held an in-person launch to celebrate the release of Writing the Rollercoaster. Because of the overwhelming interest by the authors, we held two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The sky was blue, the sun shone and the enhanced ventilation we ordered arrived on a good stiff breeze.

A fabulous time was had by all as you can tell by the smiles in the pics. Afterward, the book was made available free of charge at local libraries, Burlington Mall Guest Services and Different Drummer books.

The response and demand for the book has outstripped anything we imagined. Thanks to the generous support of our major corporate donor, 600 more copies made their way into the community. A Gofundme to print more was launched on November 1, 2021 with a goal to print as many more copies as possible and have them out in time for Christmas. By November 30, we had raised $5,400.00 and 800 more copies are now available at the following distribution points:

All branches of Burlington Public Libraries
Burks Falls Public Library, Burks Falls, Ontario
Burlington Centre, Guest Services Desk, 777 Guelph Line, Burlington
Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust Street, Burlington
Fortinos Supermarket, Appleby Line and Dundas Street, Burlington
Fortinos Supermarket, New Street and Appleby Line, Burlington

From the Attic Interiors, 48 Grand River Street N, Paris, Ontario

This print run will be the last. Once the books are gone, they’re gone, so get one while you can!


We would like to thank the businesses and institutions that supported this project through donations, distribution or both. Writing the Rollercoaster could not have made it into so many hands in the community and beyond without you.

Burlington Public Library
Burks Falls Public Library, Burks Falls
Burlington Centre, Burlington
Different Drummer Books, Burlington
Fortinos Supermarket, Appleby and Dundas, Burlington
Fortinos Supermarket New and Appleby, Burlington

From the Attic Interiors, Paris Ontario
W.H. Kingsmill Ltd., Burlington


A PDF copy of Writing the Rollercoaster is available here. Just click the link and enjoy! If you have any difficulty, please send an email to

A PDF copy of the Table of Contents is available here. Just click the link and print.

We hope you enjoy the book!




Who is Bluefoot Press?  Bluefoot is a small Canadian publisher located in Burlington, Ontario.  

Is Bluefoot publishing Writing the Rollercoaster?   Yes, and is proud to be part of the project. Like the bird of the same name, Bluefoot prefers to keep a low profile, so all information about the book will be found here on the Writing the Rollercoaster website.

How many books were printed? Initially, 250 copies of the book were printed as part of the grant agreement with the Burlington Community Support Fund.
Two subsequent printings were funded by a generous business donor.
The final printing was funded by a Gofundme campaign.

Will there be an e-book? Yes. A PDF version of the book is available for download on this website for one year. 

What about copyright? The authors retain the rights to their stories. Bluefoot will ask for first rights only for the printed book, and one year for the electronic copy. 

Where will I be able to find a copy of the book?  There will be distribution sites all over the city. The details are posted on the website. Please be aware that there will be no subsequent print runs of Writing the Rollercoaster.

Are the books free? Absolutely, with love from Writing the Rollercoaster and Bluefoot Press.