10 Things Most People Don't Know About Irene Watson & Free Giveaways!

Ten Things Most People Don't Know About Irene Watson

  1. She quit school after one week in 12th grade because she was told by her parents she was stupid, education wasn’t important and she didn’t need education to be a housewife. Irene returned to school, got her GED, obtained her undergraduate degree Suma Cum Laude and completed her Master’s Degree in Psychology with honors.
  2. Purchased her first business, a flower shop, at age 23. She expanded the business by establishing a shop in a neighboring town and had 4 sub-agents selling flowers. She sold it after 5 years when she decided to be a stay-at-home Mom.
  3. Was the first female President of the Chamber of Commerce in Peace River, Alberta, Canada. She also was on the executive of the Northern Development Board in the province of Alberta.
  4. She is happily married for 42 years to the same man, resulting in two children, a daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren. (Two of the grandchildren are adopted. They are siblings of her grandson.)
  5. Taught business practices classes at Austin Community College, Austin, Texas to massage therapy students for two years. She also facilitated workshops to staff for CEUs and adult learning classes.
  6. Despises being approached by multi-level marketers. Enough said, otherwise it will be a soapbox spiel.
  7. Has permanent eyebrows, eyeliner and lip liner. Irene claims it’s one of the best things she did for herself after turning 50. Just think – no more messy lines because she can’t see without glasses. And, no more smudging!
  8. Won trophies and prizes in five-pin bowling – not because she was good but because she was always given handicap points. Won trophies and prizes in curling – not because she was good but because the rest of the team was super good.
  9. Is co-writing a book, “Rewriting Life Scripts: Transformational Recovery for Families,” to be published in the fall of 2009.
  10. Has cellulite.
Who is Irene Watson?

Irene Watson, author of award winning The Sitting Swing, was born and raised in a tiny hamlet of Reno in the northern area of the province of Alberta in Canada. It was a farming community, mostly settled by immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and Poland during the early 1900s.

Two books that had the deepest impact were Change me into Zeus’s Daughter by Barbara Robinette Moss, and, Lost and Found by Babette Hughes. Reading both books inspired Irene to write about her own life’s journey, from growing up in a semi-abusive home to finally accepting that experience as a path to a spiritual understanding of life. She now shares her story in The Sitting Swing.

Irene is the Managing Editor of Reader Views, where avid readers can find reviews of recently published books as well as read interviews with authors. Her team also provides author publicity and a variety of other services specific to writing and publishing books.

Irene received her Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology from Saint Edward's University in Austin and her Master of Arts, with honors, in Liberal Studies: Psychology, from Regis University in Denver.

Today, Irene lives beside Barton Creek in Austin, Texas with her husband Robert of 43 years, and their Pomeranian, Tafton; their calico cat from a rescue shelter, Patches; and their rescued cockatiels, Clement and Elgin.

You can visit her website at www.irenewatson.com.


Comment on any of Irene Watson's tour stops and you could win:
2 copies of “Authors Access: 30 Success Secrets for Authors and Publishers” (to author or aspiring author)
2 autographed copies of “The Sitting Swing: Finding Wisdom to Know the Difference”
1 package of 3 fiction books
1 package of 3 nonfiction books
3 copies of “Journey from Head to Heart“ by Nancy Oelklaus from Loving Healing Press
3 copies of “Gifts from the Child Within, 2nd Ed” by Barbara Sinor from Loving Healing Press
1 autographed copy of “Saffron Dreams” from Shaila Abdulla
1 website/blog evaluation
1 Swarovski crystal bracelet from Belle Paris
1 hand made bracelet
Everyone that signs up on my mailing list on www.irenewatson.com will receive an ebook: A Story That Must Be Told: True Tales of Transformation

To visit Irene's other tour stops, visit www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com!


  1. Thanks Dorothy! This is a fun stop - my friends are finding out things about me they didn't know!

  2. Anonymous10:10 PM

    Thanks for the giveaways and I would love to read "The Sitting Swing"!

  3. Wow Irene, I'm impressed. I had the permanent eyeliner done, and would love to have my eybrows and lips done too. The only thing that stopped me from having it done was the cost. Isn't it awesome, the permanent makeup I mean.
    I would love to read your book. Thank you for the giveaway.



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