Ahem, yes, bad blogger. What can I say? Knee replacement surgery, flooded basement, busy life. Lots of stuff has happened since my last post – plenty of book love for NEVER LET YOU GO (thank you!), appearances on TV (!), a super fun book tour in Saskatchewan. Summer was quiet, but now Fall approaches with all its busy blustery bookiness.
First on the agenda – The Eden Mills Writers Festival! Sunday September 14th, from 2:30-2:50.
Check out their web site to see all the amazing authors who are attending!
I’ve presented at Eden Mills before, and I loved it. Here’s hoping for great weather tomorrow!
Also excited to mention that I’ll be having one more NEVER LET YOU GO book launch at one of my favourite book stores, A Different Drummer in Burlington. This launch means a lot to me, because I spent a lot of time as a teen hanging out in that old Victorian House, browsing books, buying what I could afford, and playing with their cat. It was a peaceful safe haven for me, and I wish this lovely store many more years of success.
Even though I had to get up early in the morning with the hubby yesterday morning, I ended up having tons of fun. Guy and I did a performance of our play, The Pirate and the Penguin at the Comic Arts for Kids Expo (CAKE), a daylong, interactive celebration of image-based storytelling, which took place at the Lillian H. Smith Library. After the play I did a short cartooning workshop, showing kids & parents how easy it was to draw pirates and penguins.
I truly love drawing and performing for kids. And though I always encourage these little creators to keep their own drawings, I really do love it when they give me their art. Here’s some samples from yesterday’s fun event: