Shown above: Having fun at Word on the Street with Steven Beattie. After the busyness of launching The Devil on Her Tongue earlier in the summer, I was kept busy with more events as the air cooled and the leaves put on their autumn colours. In August I attended the amazing Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in breath-taking Sechelt. I have to admit I didn’t know where Sechelt was until the invitation from Director Extraordinaire, Anne Davidson, came in. And what a venue it was. I arrived by ferry from Vancouver, spent five days listening to other authors and talking to the 500+ participants that make their way to mingle in the gorgeous cedar arts center every year. Talewind Books did a wonderful job at selling books for the event. As an added bonus I got to take a float plane – a great experience in itself – back to Vancouver. Still floating (sorry) from that experience, I was happy to add my voice to Word on the Street in Toronto. The weather cooperated for the street festival, and I read in the Great Books Marquee, hosted by the informed and witty Steven Beattie of Quill and Quire. Next up was The eh List! Author Series, where I spoke to the appreciative, well-read audience who came out to the Taylor Memorial Library in Scarborough. I’m feeling pretty lucky to have had the opportunity to spend time with so many interesting and inspiring authors and readers.
Meeting with and signing for a book club at the Sunshine Coast Festival
Taylor Memorial Library