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.
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:
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.
In recent days two reviews have appeared online. it’s a process to get from that first handwritten line–my handwriting was better in the 1990s than it is today–to public discussion of a novel, or play, or poem, that takes some time (although not usually 17 years), and it feels good to hear Mirrors on which dust has fallen finally being discussed. Continue reading “New reviews”
It begins in St. John’s, NL, on 18 August at Broken Books. Continue reading “Book tour – Atlantic provinces”
Many writers keep a notebook that corrals stray thoughts. Often the lines go nowhere. Continue reading “Early reflections (I)”