Next week (July 27-31) I’ll be on the road, promoting By the Rivers of Brooklyn in Corner Brook, Gander, Trinity and possibly a few other places. Confirmed times and places are listed below, and I’ll update as more information becomes available. If you’re a blog-reader I haven’t met yet from outside the St. John’s area, I’d love to see you at any of these events.
Tuesday, July 28
12:00 – 1:30: Signing at Newfoundland Emporium in Corner Brook
2:30 – 4:00: Signing at Island Treasures in Corner Brook
7:00 – 8:00: Reading at Corner Brook Library
Wednesday, July 29
2:00 – 4:00: Signing at Bookworm in Gander
7:00 – 8:00: Reading at Gander Public Library
Thursday, July 30
3:00 – 4:30: Reading/Signing at Trinity Mercantile
I love book signings because it’s fun to meet people who’ve read the book, or people who are thinking about reading it and want to chat about it a little. My favourite encounter from yesterday’s signing at Costco was with a woman who bought a copy for her mother. “Mom is from here, but she lives away, and I try to give her a Newfoundland book every year,” the woman said.
“Oh, well if she lives away she’ll probably find this interesting, since it’s all about Newfoundlanders going away,” I said as I autographed her copy.
“Yes, and also it sounds like there’s a bit of hardship in the story, you know?” the buyer said. “Mom loves a bit of a hardship in a book.”
“Oh yes, there’s a nice bit of hardship in this one,” I assured her.
Maybe I should use that as a new promotional tagline? “By the Rivers of Brooklyn: a nice bit of hardship!”
Yesterday’s signing at Costco marks the end of the weekly string of Sunday-afternoon signings I’ve been doing at stores here in the city, but there will be more news to come soon … watch this space!