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September/October Events

I’m back in town after summer vacation and back to the book biz (among other bizzes).  A couple of events worth noting in September:

Sunday, Sept. 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Signing at Costco, St. John’s.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m.  Reading with Tina Chaulk at the Newman Wine Vaults in St. John’s.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m. Reading at The Word on the Street in Halifax.

Sunday, Oct. 11: Signing at Chapters, St. John’s.

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Back from the Road

My cross-Newfoundland mini-book-tour is over, and what a great week it was.  My daughter and I drove all the way to Corner Brook, then back home by way of Gander and Trinity.  I met so many interesting people and had wonderful conversations about By the Rivers of Brooklyn.  And, of course, I got to sell and sign lots of copies of the book.

I wish I could thank everyone who helped us out, and everyone who bought a copy of the book, by name, but that would take forever! I’m so grateful to the store owners at Newfoundland Emporium and Island Treasures in Corner Brook, The Bookworm in Gander, and Trinity Mercantile in Trinity.  The library staff in Corner Brook and Gander were also helpful, and Darrell Squires from the Corner Brook library (with his wife Dara) went above and beyond the call of duty in inviting us over for supper.  I also had some great talks with media people, including Dorothy King of CBC Corner Brook (that link will take you to an mp3 of the interview) and Randy Larcombe of CBC Grand Falls, and Andrew Robinson from the Gander Beacon.

Best of all, of course, were the readers and book-buyers I met, like the tourists in Trinity who were so interested — especially Roberta from Brooklyn, who was so excited to see a book about Brooklyn, NY, in Newfoundland!

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