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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Family photos for the Faraways

This is supposed to be a blog by and about a family, yet it's been all about my literary work lately. My vivacious and loving mother-in-law has let me know she has almost forgotten what we all look like, especially with the wee one getting bigger and changing and whatnot. To those of you who aren't on the evil Facebook and who don't get to see us much, we apologize for the lag in photos. Here are some recent ones from a very busy summer, full of many visitors, home renos, and a little bit of travel:

Water fight with cousins.

On cousin Calla's b-day bash.
He's a clown.

Andretti eyes.

Hearts in the highlands.
He's a climber.

At the Glen Breton Distillery.


Early-summer garden.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Book Launches & New Video

The Halifax launch of my novel, Drive-by Saviours, will be September 22 at The Company House on Gottingen St. We'll likely kick things off around 7 pm, but I'll confirm that later. There will be live music and likely some spoken word. Here's hoping we get half of Nova Scotia in there!

Second, the Toronto launch is tentatively booked for October 4 at the Lula Lounge on Dundas West, so if you're in Toronto please mark that on your calendar. I'm still working on the music (if anyone has any ins with hot Toronto bands please let me know) but I'll keep you posted.

Also, thanks to a grant from the Province of Nova Scotia I'll be doing a book tour starting right after the Toronto launch. I'll be hitting Peterborough, Port Hope, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, and Charlottetown. If you know any good bookstores or other reading venues (libraries etc.) between Toronto and Halifax, please let me know about them.

Lastly, here's a new video on the themes of the book (ecology, international development, helping professions, indigenous cultures, Western culture, individualism, collectivism, community, Canadiana, Indonesia, and immigration).

Hope to see you all at a launch or reading soon.