NEWS & EVENTS
A Company of Rogues releases in October 2023! For reasons I explain here, you might not actually get a copy until early November, but the publisher is doing their best to get books out as soon as possible.
Here are some book signings I have lined up over the next few weeks:
If you're in the St. John's area, you can pick up a book, get it signed, and (most importantly) say hi to me, at the following times and places:
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:00 pm: Official Breakwater fall fiction launch (along with writer Kevin Major), LSPU Hall, Victoria Street, downtown St. John's. Admission free: there will be readings as well as signings!
Friday, Dec. 1, 1 - 2:30 pm: North Pole Market, Jack Byrne Arena, Torbay Road.
Sunday, Dec. 12, 1-3 pm: Downhome shop, Water St
VIRTUAL EVENTS (Archived)
Like most writers, I missed out on a lot of live events in 2020 and 2021, some of which went virtual.
In late November 2021, Such Miracles and Mischiefs had the amazing luck of being released at almost the exact same time as the Omicron variant of Covid-19, so instead of a live launch, I got to be part of Breakwater Books' online "Fall Showcase." You can see my video here.
In July 2020, instead of reading from A Roll of the Bones at the annual festival at Ochre Pit Cove, I did a video reading; you can see all the beautifully-produced videos, including mine, at their website.
I've done a couple of Facebook Live Reading/Q&A events (and probably will do more, even without pandemic restrictions, because it's a fun way to connect with readers far and near.) Here's one I did in May 2020, when A Roll of the Bones was out and I was working on Such Miracles and Mischiefs; here's another from February 2022, when Such Miracles had been out for a few months and I was really missing out on live events!
I love visiting book clubs! I'm happy to visit your book club in person if you're in the St. John's/Mount Pearl/CBS area; I can also visit by Skype or Zoom or whatnot if you're meeting virtually. If your book club is planning to read any of my books, and you'd like me to visit, click the "Contact" button above and drop me a line. You can also go the "Discuss" page for some resources.
It was such an honour when Most Anything You Please won the 2019 NL Reads competition, sponsored by NL Public Libraries and CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, and the accompanying Margaret Duley Award. Here are all the nominees with our reader/defenders:
In September 2016 I visited the Holyrood Library for a book club meeting and discussion with this lovely group! I love book clubs and I'd be glad to come to yours.
On April 21, 2015, I participated in an event at Government House in St. John's, celebrating the 90th anniversary of Newfoundland women winning the right to vote and run for public office. Here's my video report on that event: