Gabe Gonda was kind enough to interview me about the Transit Toronto website for his article about utopian transit plans which appeared yesterday in the Toronto Star. It’s very flattering, although he misinterprets some of what I said about the Network 2011 proposal. The details of that subway plan, which could have had us far further along in subway development if we hadn’t dilly-dallied, can be found here. Still, I’m not one to turn down free publicity.
Speaking of publicity, the ever-cool Dave at Blogography was kind enough to review a copy of The Unwritten Girl, and he was quite flattering. Thank you so much, Dave! Judging from the comments, we may have gotten a number of readers out of this bit of word-of-mouth.
In return for his hard work and kind words, I thought I’d mention that Dave is celebrating the third anniversary of his blog in style. The celebration starts today and goes until Saturday, and there will be contests with prizes. Yes, prizes: $1000 worth, in total. But lest you think Dave’s just giving the stuff away, be warned that you will be asked a series of skill-testing questions before you can compete. Alternately, those who have left ten proper comments on Dave’s blog over the past year can skip this test. This is Dave’s way of rewarding his loyal readership.
If you haven’t discovered Dave’s Blogography, you really should give it a shot. He talks about movies, television, books, politics and life in general with style and substance. He always has interesting stuff to say, and his cartoons offer a lot of pizzazz. I’m a regular visitor after having stumbled upon his blog… I don’t know how I did it, but it was likely by accident, and I’ve been a regular reader ever since. Try him, and I’m sure you’ll like him too. Tell him James sent you.
Finally, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be attending the Eden Mills Writers Festival. I’ve been signed on as one of the attendees for its Friday Seminars (Friday, September 8). Eden Mills always runs a fun festival, and ever since Erin read there, it’s always been a goal to attend the event in a professional capacity. It’s not a reading to the general public, but that’s no problem. Instead, I’ll be assisting on a workshop for grade ten students. It’ll be my first such workshop/seminar, so I’m very excited and very nervous, and I’m really looking forward to the event.