Now that two years have passed (wow!) since the release of By the Rivers of Brooklyn, I don’t update this site as often as I used to, but I’m so glad when I hear that people are still reading and enjoying the book, and I’ve made a couple more book club visits in recent months that have been fun, as always. This weekend, July 10 and 11, I’m going to be in Halifax promoting my soon-to-be-released novel at the Atlantic Booksellers’ Convention, and I’ll be signing copies of Brooklyn there at Coles on Monday from 1-3.
I think people who enjoyed Brooklyn will like my new novel. It’s another historical fiction set in Newfoundland, though it’s not connected with Brooklyn in any way. It begins in a small Conception Bay outport in 1904, and follows the lives of two young women who both dream of getting away from their small town to live bigger lives — but only one of them gets the opportunity. It was inspired by a collection of old postcards found in the family home in Coley’s Point. It’s called That Forgetful Shore and will be released by Breakwater Books this fall.