Now that I’m back from our trip to California (photos to follow soon), I’m gearing up for a few upcoming events. One is at the end of this month and two are in early May.
Authors for Indie Day
First up is Authors for Indie Day at Coho Books in Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Saturday, April 29, 12-2 pm.
Coho Books is an independent bookstore that supports local authors and caters to the needs of the community. Lois and Jane, co-owners, have done a great job of stocking books that readers love.
On this day, right across Canada, authors are appearing in indie bookstores to support these booksellers who are brave to be competing in a marketplace where so many readers buy online.
There is nothing like going into a bricks and mortar bookstore and picking up a novel or a non-fiction, reading the back cover and maybe the first page to see if it appeals or not. Plus, if you’re stuck, indie booksellers can advise you on what to pick that you’ll enjoy reading. Or recommend a book as a gift for someone you care about.
If you’re in Courtenay, you can also find my books in Indie bookstore, The Laughing Oyster Bookshop where Evelyn and her staff are sure to help you out.
Free Novel Writing Workshop
Then, I’ll be giving a Novel Writing Workshop at the main branch of the North Vancouver Library, Wednesday, May 3, 7-8:30 pm. I was supposed to do it in February, but there was a storm so we had to postpone it.
I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned along the way. I’ll be giving special attention to character and setting and looking at what other authors have done as well. Those who’ve written classics and those who’ve penned contemporary bestsellers.
There will also be an opportunity to do some writing exercises.
To sign-up you can CLICK HERE. This is a FREE workshop.
Book Signing At Chapters Indigo
And I’m doing a Book Signing at Chapters Indigo, Park Royal Shopping Mall, West Vancouver on Saturday, May 6, 12-2 pm.
I’ll be signing both novels, A Cry From The Deep and The Rubber Fence. I love meeting readers. It’s a pleasure I hadn’t anticipated when I first began writing.
If you can’t make it in then, there are some signed novels available at the bookstore in Park Royal mall, and in Coles, in Courtenay, Driftwood Mall, a store that’s part of the Chapters Indigo chain.
Next post, I’ll be showing what inspired me artistically and in my writing while I was away on our trip down south. And for those who’ve signed up for my Book News (see sidebar), I will be sending out the next chapter of Along Came A Gardener within the next week or two.
Have a great spring!
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