I had the honour of launching Sask Book Week last night with a reading from Small Reckonings to a wonderful audience of around 40 people, some local, some from as far away as Regina, Toronto, Indiana and California. Thank you everyone for coming and postponing your supper hour–though we did get a table-top view of one family who joined in over dinner! I wish I could have spent 20 minutes scrolling through and talking to everyone. I’m waiting to get the list of attendees since I only scrolled through at the beginning before everyone was present. Even my 89-year-old mom joined in for her first ever Zoom. Savannah and Emily were wonderful in their respective roles as host and moderator, and I was so happy with the thoughtful and thought-provoking (made me stop and think several times!) questions during the chat after the reading. Thanks to SaskBooks for selecting my novel as one of the books featured this week. Be sure and check out the other selections; for a peek at the lineup, click.
The fall issue is out, so read online or grab your copy at any one of many pickup sites around Saskatoon and area. We’ve got a fun lineup of features for readers, including everything you ever wanted to know about why bats are our friends. Check out a country music star’s penchant for repurposing and refurbishing, and get your tastebuds jumping with Maureen Haddock’s harvest-time pies. Ever heard of the Factoria scandal? Read all about it. There’s so much more inside so get your copy now.
Well, this is pretty exciting! My debut novel, Small Reckonings, has been chosen as a featured book for SaskBook Week starting September 28. I’ll be doing a reading at 5:30 pm online to kick off a week of readings by a group of authors in whose company I’m proud to be. Ooo, what to read without giving any of the story away?
I’ve been thrilled with the reader responses I’ve been receiving and the photos people are sending to me from as far away as England, Australia, even Toronto…. to prove they’re reading, have read, shared on social media, or at least have held the book up for the camera! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to let me know what you think of the story. Here are a few of those intrepid readers: