Monthly Archives: July 2009

Cross-Newfoundland Book Tour!

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

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Hardship

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!

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