Come say hi Sunday October 23rd, 1 PM @ Chapters Square One. I will be doing an author meet and greet & book signing event for my novel, Someone Like You. I want to say thank you in advance to the manager at Chapters because of all the Chapters in all the land, this is the one I visited the most, growing up in Mississauga. Also, when I was writing my novel a few years ago, I visited this location and while paying for a book, struck up a conversation with one of the lovely cashiers. Jennifer ended up being a beta-reader for me in the very early stages of this novel. So this location is a special one and I'm really excited, in a sense, to come back home and sell my book here. I can't wait for Sunday! Yay!
Thank you Indigo Erin Mills for supporting local authors. It was a busy day selling books, all but three lonely books were left on the table at the end of the day. Thanks to everyone that came out, it meant a lot to have a book signing in the city I grew up in. What a great day!
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Thank you to The Lowdown at 276 Augusta Avenue, Toronto for having us!
Pictured here (top) with Alexandra Leggat, talented Trillium-nominated writer of short story collection, Animal. She is an author of six books: short stories, poetry & a novel. Now with her keen eye and passion for literature she has started Two Wolves Press, an independent publishing house.
With Catherine Graham, (below) poet and winner of IFOA's Poetry NOW Competition and author of five collections that have been nominated for prestigious literary awards such as the CAA Award, Raymond Souster Award & the Relit Award.
Thank you to all who came out, what another special night & venue!
Thank you to Circa Gallery at 112 George Street, Hamilton for having us!
As I sit here Saturday afternoon, having spent this wonderfully rainy morning in my pj's holding and re-reading my novel in my hands, I can now respond fittingly to my friends & family who came out last night to support the launch of said book. As people approached me last night, asking how I was feeling, I could not find the words.
Today, I can finally express how I was feeling.
It was magical.
From the surprising former students who showed up, to my son looking up to me saying, "I want to write stories too!" To seeing tears in my parents' eyes. These are just some of the moments I'll remember.
All I can think of now is, how in the world are we ever going to re-create this on Thursday?
Heartfelt and heart full.
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