…until book launch. Months of preparation and it’s finally here. My daughter has arrived from Maryland—the absolute best Mother’s Day gift—and today we’re doing indulgent girly things like getting our nails done. The launch venue is beautiful, people will have stuff to eat and drink, and I’ll be wearing a new dress. How could it be anything but good?
Then it’s off to Toronto for the Fiery First Fiction seven-author readathon on the 12th. I’m attending another Inanna author’s book launch on the 13th and have been invited to read there. On the 17th, I’ll be in Picton for a third reading which my son, who lives in Minneapolis, will attend. More wonderful Mom’s Day news. As luck would have it, he has a business meeting in Scarborough the day before and will drive down for the event.
In between: visits with friends we haven’t seen for over two years. All thanks to Silent Girl.
If you live in Toronto or Picton, here’s the scoop:
Date: May 12, 2008
Time: 7 PM (Readings begin at 7:30 PM)
Venue: The Supermarket
268 Augusta Ave. ,Toronto, Ontario
Tricia Dower - Silent Girl
Pamela Stewart - Elysium
Nila Gupta - The Sherpa and Other Fictions
Lien Chao - The Chinese Knot
Shari Lapena - Things Go Flying
Nathan Whitlock - A Week of This
Claudia Dey - Stunt
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Books and Company
289 Main Street, Picton, Ontario
Just me, so far. Yikes!
See you back here on May 21st, maybe with some photos. Image: The Fiery First Fiction bag. Supposedly you get one with a purchase of even just one of the FFF books at participating bookstores. I want one!