Hometown review

In the Telegram (st. john’s, nl) for 12 September there appears a review of Mirrors written by well-known literary figure and columnist Joan Sullivan. In addition to calling me an “unconventional writer,” a description that’s following me around, Sullivan has apt things to say about the book. You can read the review here.

From St. John’s to Halifax

The Newfoundland and Labrador launch of my novel felt great, as for the first time I was reading from the published book and not a manuscript. In the audience were family and friends, strangers off the street (one of whom handed me a Cliff’s chocolate cookie and advised me not to fall off the edge), a good friend and an equally good writer, Michelle Butler Hallett, as well as a new person to me, Australian novelist Brooke Davis. She was in town reading from her novel Lost & Found. Since the book tour can be a strange experience, why not meet fellow writers when you can, and show some support? I went with two others to her reading, and she was a nice person to talk with. Someone took a shot of us at The Ship Inn:

Jeff and Brooke (2)

On the 26th of August I’ll be reading with three other authors (Chris Benjamin, Shalan Joudry, and Carole Langille) at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia premises in Halifax. I’m looking forward to it.