The Lost Souls of Angelkov was launched at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 2012.
July continued to be busy with promotions for The Lost Souls of Angelkov.
Candace Fertile reviewed the novel in The Globe and Mail, and during my publicity tour in Winnipeg, Carolin Vesely wrote an article for the Winnipeg Free Press. Justine Routhier interviewed me on her program “The Book Club” heard on CJOB 68 on Sunday, July 22, and I made an appearance on Shaw TV, hosted by Joanne Kelly. I was interviewed by Bruce Symaka for Uptown Arts and Entertainment Weekly for his article “Strange and Familiar”, which appeared August 2, and by Michael Elves of UMFM Radio and Ron Robinson of CKUW Radio.
Back in Toronto, Justine Lewkowicz of Newstalk 1010 caught up with me for Justine’s Bookends Review. You can listen to a podcast of the interview about The Lost Souls of Angelkov, which aired in the Niagara region on August 3 and in Toronto August 5. Or you can read Justine’s review of the book.
More news out of my former Winnipeg home: I was honoured to have McNally Robinson choose me as their Author of the Month. As well, my 2003 historical novel, The Linnet Bird, was chosen for inclusion in the long list of twelve Manitoba authored books for the Manitoba Reads 2012 Battle of the Books competition.
I answered questions for Open Book Toronto this month. It’s a great site with lots of interesting information whether you’re a writer or a reader. Here’s what they say about themselves: [Open Book] Toronto celebrates and profiles Toronto’s nonstop literary scene, with a special focus on the books, authors and events coming out with Ontario’s independent, Canadian-owned publishers. Open Book is committed to showcasing the outstanding range and quality of contemporary Canadian writing and invites Torontonians to connect with their very own vibrant and cutting-edge book world. Read On Writing, with Linda Holeman.
49th Shelf is an on-line book community dedicated to Canadian books. In Off the Page, a blog on Canadian reading, writing, and everything in between, you can read my article Beyond Borders: Linda Holeman on Travel and Writing.