Now that I've made it through Portland, my attention turns up to the next step in The Night Girl's promotional tour. We are, as I write this, eight days away from an author panel and book launch in Toronto, hosted by the Merrill Collection at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, organized with the help of Bakka-Phoenix Books.
So, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., come to the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library (at the southwest corner of College and Huron, one block west of Spadina Avenue). In the basement, I will moderate a panel with six other authors on Toronto as a Science Fiction and Fantasy Setting. I will be joined by Phoebe Barton, K.T. Bryski, J.M. Frey, Ben Berman Ghan, Shawn Micalleff, and Mari Ramsawakh to talk about what Toronto has to offer science fiction and fantasy writers. Why should New York, Los Angeles, or London enjoy all the attention? We will discuss what Toronto brings to the table in genre literature, and what genre literature has to say about the city we know and (hopefully) love.
The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. I'll then read an excerpt from The Night Girl, and there'll be a chance to buy books (from Bakka-Phoenix) and get them signed. I'm looking forward to this event, in what used to be my home library, and organized by my favourite childhood bookstore.
The following Saturday, we're taking the show to Waterloo, Ontario, at the main branch of the Waterloo Public Library. There, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 2 p.m., I'll be joined by Erin Bow, James Nicoll, Leah Bobet, James Alan Gardner, and Sarah Raughley to talk about Canada as a Science Fiction and Fantasy Setting. Why should Toronto have all the fun? There will be lots ot discuss, a chance for audience questions and answers, and a reading of The Night Girl and booksignings, with books sold by the good folks at Words Worth Books. So, come and join us!
All in all, it promises to be a busy but exciting two weeks!