The final of my three launches, in my home town of Kitchener-Waterloo, went very well. It certainly pays to hold these events where you can count on friends and family to turn out (which is the secret behind why I always launch in Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo). About twenty people turned out, I read from The Young City and copies were sold and signed.
I’d like to thank everybody who came out, and I’d like to thank Cathy Matyas of the Waterloo Public Library who arranged the space and the snacks and gave me a nice introduction to start the event. The Waterloo Public Library has always done a great job to reaching out to the literary community with gestures like this. I’d also like to thank the people at Words Worth Books who came out to sell copies of my books. They too are great supporters of the local literary scene.
So, with the Waterloo event behind me, that brings my planned events around The Young City to a close. Others may materialize at the behest of Dundurn, and I’m open for school visits, but right now I’m busy working on two website commissions and hope to get work on rewriting The Night Girl soon. As you can see from the slow blogging here, I haven’t had time for much else, but I hope to update this page over this coming week with more posts about my writing, a book review or two, and I strongly suspect that I’ll have something to say about the political landscape of this country by the end of this week.
As they say, stay tuned.
Blog Plug: Y-Eh!
There’s a new blog in town, this one focusing on young adult literature with a Canadian connection. Y-Eh! was started earlier this month by Jill Murray, the author of the novel Break on Through. It’s taking on a number of other Canadian YA authors and is building a strong community that bears watching. So, if you’re interested in young adult literature and wish to support Canadian content, be sure to click on over and join the fun.