mainly sunny - hot- temps 30
We just heard that THE BRUTAL TELLING has been chosen as a GREAT READ on the October 09 Indie Next List. This is put together by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) in the US, so to be chosen is huge. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am!
Much celebrating here!
Off for lunch with Cotton in Knowlton at 12:30. Before that have a test run for the CBC Book Club live on-line chat (which will be tomorrow between 2 and 3pm) And at noon have an interview with Jacquie Czernin - of CBC Radio in Quebec City.
But nothing tonight! And tomorrow morning is free. Have just sent an update for the Events page of the website - the publicity events for THE BRUTAL TELLING so far. I know more will be added as it gets closer.
Here's the schedule so far - You can see why I'm anxious to get Book 6 done before I need to start promoting book 5! Still, this will be great fun!
Sept 8th – Taking part in a news conference for launch of the Quick Reads Literacy programme in Canada. I’m writing a Gamache novella for it.
Sept 20th – Eden Mills Literary Festival, in Eden Mills, Ontario. Panel discussion with Peter Robinson and Giles Blunt
Sept 24th – Kingston Literary Festival – Kingston, Ontario. 6:30-8pm, panel with Howard Engel
Oct 2nd - New Canaan, Connecticut – Noon library event
Oct 2nd – Hartford, Connecticut – New England Independent Booksellers Association fall event – 5:30 – 7:30 author cocktail reception
Oct 4th – Canadian Launch of THE BRUTAL TELLING – with a celebratory brunch, and fundraiser for the Yamaska Literacy Council. The brunch will be held in Knowlton, Quebec and for tickets please call Brome Lake Books at: 450-242-2242 Love to see you there.
Oct 14th – Houston, Texas – Houston Public Library event at noon
Murder by the Book – bookstore talk/read and signing – 6:30pm
Oct 15th – 17th – Indianapolis, Indiana – Bouchercon Crime readers and writers convention
Oct 21st – Orangeville, Ontario – Booklore Independent bookstore event – talk/reading/signing – 7pm
Oct 22nd – Toronto, Ontario – Sleuth of Baker Street – Mystery bookstore event – talk/reading/signing – 7pm
Oct 23rd – Sutton. Ontario – One Town One Book (Still Life) – culminating event. Talk/reading/signing
Oct 27th – Montpelier, Vermont – Bear Pond Books – 7pm – talk/signing/reading
Oct 28th – Norwich, Vermont – Norwich Bookstore – 7-8pm – talk/signing/reading
Nov 1st – Montreal, Quebec – Books and Breakfast – sponsored by Paragraph Books
Nov 3rd – Essex Junction, Vermont – Phoenix Books – 6:30 to 8pm – talk/reading/signing
Nov 5th – Phoenix, Arizona – Poisoned Pen bookstore event – 7pm with the wonderful Carolyn Hart and Barbara Peters
Nov 6th – Phoenix library events
Nov 18th – Montreal Curling Club – luncheon talk
Nov 21st – Montreal, Quebec - Atwater Library – Crime Writers of Canada pre-Christmas sale and signing of mystery and crime writers – all sorts of Quebec crime writers
will be there. 1-5pm – I’ll be there from 1-2pm
Dec 3rd – Rochester, New York – Rochester Arts and Lectures – Talk – 7pm
So, everything is coming together. I basically set aside September to Christmas to promote the book - and wonderful that this is the first time a book of mine is coming out simultareously in Canada and the US! Makes life much easier. Busy, but ultimately better.
Be well - talk tomorrow...