October 23rd, 2015
Now that the Canadian launch party for Ashes is in the can (ha ha, I punned) and we’ve all had a little time to rest up, I’m really excited to announce something that’s been a few months in the making:
An Inheritance of Ashes and I are going on tour.
Just a little one.
I’m heading out next Thursday, on October 29th, and here’s where I’m going to be!
- Ottawa Public Library Teen Author Fest, Woodroffe High School, Ottawa, Ontario, October 30, 2015, 10:30 am.
- CanCon 2015, Ottawa, Ontario, October 30-November 1, 2015.
- Launch for An Inheritance of Ashes at Black Squirrel Books and Tea, Ottawa, Ontario, November 1, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
I’ll be participating in panels and offering one-on-one feedback at the con’s Blue Pencil Cafe, as well as hosting a mini-launch on Saturday for the convention attendees!
This event’s open to the public, so come down to get books signed, hear a short reading and Q&A, and support one of Ottawa’s indie bookstores!
I’ll be in and out on the way to Saratoga Springs, but I’ll also be at the Juliette et Chocolat on Saint-Catherine from about 8:00pm on November 2nd for serious personal chocolate reasons. If you’d like to say hi, hang out, talk books, and eat a balsamic brownie, please come on by!
Saratoga Springs, NY
- Northshire Bookstore World Fantasy Convention Reception, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 4, 2015.
- World Fantasy Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 5-8, 2015.
The schedule for the convention is already up, and this is where I’ll be through the weekend!
- Flights of Fantasy Group Signing (with Julie Czerneda, Anne Bishop, Alex Gordon/Kristine Smith, Garth Nix, Amalia Dillin, and more), Albany, NY, November 8, 2015.
New York City, NY
- Books of Wonder, New York, NY, November 10, 2015.
I’m just going to sign stock here — no big event! — but if you’d like a signed copy and are in NYC, feel free to come by!
So that’s it! Two weeks, in and out, with some possible additional stock signings and meetups along the way. I really hope to see you there, and look out for updates from the road!
October 7th, 2015
Now that An Inheritance of Ashes is hitting shelves, it’s the return of the Signed Books Post!
While I’ve been tweeting where to find signed copies of Above and An Inheritance of Ashes as I nose in and out of bookstores, it’s occurred to me that having a consistent list might be helpful to people who like their books signed by the author! So in that spirit, the signed books post. This list will grow the more I travel about, and should generally be current!
If you’ve been to a location below and found they’re out of signed copies, please let me know — I’ll take it off the list!
Black Squirrel Books and Tea, 1073 Bank St.
Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St.
Indigo Bay and Bloor, 55 Bloor Street West.
Mabel’s Fables, 662 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Indigo Place Montréal Trust, 1500 avenue McGill College.
New York State
Flights of Fantasy Books and Games, 381 Sand Creek Rd.
New York City
Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street
The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway.
October 1st, 2015
I’m Leah Bobet, author of An Inheritance of Ashes and Above, and I’m your host for this stop of the YA Scavenger Hunt!
I’ve hidden my favorite number somewhere in the post below. If you collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up, you can hit the entry form at the YASH official site to qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
The contest is open internationally, but anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Now that that’s clear, on to the content: It’s my pleasure to host author Jessica Khoury!
When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years — a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.
But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?
But for now, Jessica’s shared a sneak preview of the first chapter of The Forbidden Wish.
Sounds pretty sweet — like the kind of book you’d want to reread 18 times!
I’m running my own giveaway here:
But! Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Jessica, and more!
Keep On Hunting
Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hunt is Joshua David Bellin — give him some love, and happy hunting!
September 15th, 2014
It’s fall, and all the literary events at once are on the calendar. Here’s a few places I’ll be!
- The Friends of the Merrill Collection is hosting a roundtable discussion on
- Diversity in SFF at the Lillian H. Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library on September 27, 2014. I’ll be a panelist, alongside Léonicka Valcius and panelists will include Charlotte Ashley, Leah Bobet, E.L. Chen, Malon Edwards, and Tonya Liburd.
- The City of Vaughan, where I grew up, is having its first ever Bookfest on Sunday, September 28th from 1pm to 4pm! I’ll be there with a table to talk to readers, and will be giving a workshop on how an idea goes through the publishing process to become a book at 2pm.
Hope to see you there!
September 1st, 2014
Slightly to the side of publication news: Author and editor Michael Matheson and I are running a workshop next Sunday, at Bakka-Phoenix Books in Toronto, on how to write effective grant applications! If you’re a writer at any level, please come on down for a two-hour workshop on tips, best practices, and what grants are available for writers in Toronto!
Tickets are available here from EventBrite for $10, and you get a 10% discount on anything at Bakka-Phoenix Books on the same day for workshop attendance.
November 11th, 2013
After a pretty quiet fall, I’m going to be at a few events in the next couple weeks. Details!
- Next Sunday, November 17th at 3pm, I’ll be reading at the Draft Reading Series alongside a whole bunch of excellent writers: Julia Campbell-Such, Jack Hillary, Sandra Kasturi,
Amanda Leduc, and Ursula Pflug. Draft does a few neat things most reading series don’t: It asks writers to read something in progress, or in a genre they’re not known for, or otherwise zig where you usually zag. It’s looking like a really interesting afternoon, and it’ll be at The Black Swan Tavern, at 154 Danforth.
- Secondly, I’ll be attending SFContario 4 in Toronto, Ontario from November 29 to December 1, 2013. My panel schedule’s forthcoming, but I’ll post it when it’s here.
Hope to see you there!
October 18th, 2013
“On Living Authors,” my first poetry publication in a long time, is out in the Fall 2013 issue of Goblin Fruit today — as part of a table of contents that’s frankly stunning.
Mike Allen has a whole poetry cycle featured, and there’s really thought-provoking, gorgeous work from Liz Bourke, Samantha Henderson, Sonya Taaffe (always!) and Beth Langford. If you’re a poetry reader and not already reading Goblin Fruit, I really suggest you do. It’s constantly fantastic.
August 15th, 2013
It’s been a pretty quiet summer, what with the Being Sick and then my trip, face first, into revising ON ROADSTEAD FARM:
…but I do have an August reading to tell you about, and not the usual YA kind.
Carl Brandon Award nominee Elwin Cotman is touring his brand new book, and I’ll be reading with him and poet Kelly Rose Pflug-Back as that tour hits Toronto. As the event page puts it: Cheap drinks, live music, and books available for purchase!
The event’s at The 460 on Spadina, on Wednesday, August 21st at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
June 26th, 2013
As promised in my last post!
Readercon (aka, Most Wonderful Time of the Year) goes down in a few weeks in Burlington, MA. Behold the schedule!
Thursday, July 11
Friday, July 12
Saturday, July 13
Suggested by Leah Bobet.
June 13th, 2013
Now that that draft is done, I will be going out places again! Some of them may be near you!
- First and foremost, I’ll be reading from Above at the Cat Sass Norwood Literary Night this Saturday, June 15 at 5pm, alongside novelist Shane Joseph and poet Wes Ryan. If you’re in the area, come by for three writers and a bit of Q&A!
- Secondly, I’ll be at Readercon in Burlington, MA from July 11-14, 2013. There will be a panel schedule and possibly a reading attached to this, but it’s still forthcoming.
See you there!