A Sorta Fairytale


The title of this post is, of course, borrowed from a Tori Amos song. The Unwritten Girl is a sorta fairytale. We take very unfairytale characters through a fairytale setting, taking the mickey out of a number of cliches, while at the same time celebrating the genre. The song is part of The Unwritten Girl’s unofficial soundtrack.

It gives me great pleasure to unveil the official website for my new book, The Unwritten Girl at www.unwrittengirl.ca. Here, you can keep abreast of the latest developments and learn about upcoming events. You can also sample the synopsis and an extract from the story, comment, as well as enjoy other features that I hope to add as the days go by. Suggestions for such features are most welcome.

The Unwritten Girl has officially gone to the printers, meaning that Dundurn and I now officially have the right to display this cover image publicly.

I really like the cover, incidentally. Dundurn has put together a wonderful house style that makes every book stand out on the shelves, but which also identifies them subtly as a Dundurn book. Jen Scott created this image using rights managed photographs off of Getty Images. No way I could do what she does.

We will have two launch events: one tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 27 (which is the official “release” date of the book) at Waterloo Public Library (likely 2 or 2:30 p.m.), and one a few days later in Toronto at a venue and time that still has to be set. There may be additional readings, and if I do land an interview or two, I’ll be listing them in the events page. All times are likely to change; I’ll post updates on the site.

This is only the beginning. Stay tuned.

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