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!
April 27th, 2013
Embargo is off!
I’m honoured to announce that ABOVE is a nominee for the 2013 Aurora Award for Best YA Novel, alongside work from Kelley Armstrong, Charles de Lint, Cory Doctorow, Neil Godbout, and Mitchell Plested.
–and that “Hold Fast”, which appeared in Strange Horizons last June, is nominated as well in the Best Poem/Song category, alongside work from Carolyn Clink, David Clink, Sandra Kasturi, and Helen Marshall.
The final ballot’s available for your examination here, and congratulations to everyone nominated!
February 20th, 2013
I am so bewilderingly surprised to say this, but:
Above is a nominee for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. Also known as the YA wing of the Nebula Awards.
Official announcement here, rife with jaw-droppingly good company: congrats to everyone on the ballot!
(I continue stunned. The Nebulas. What a world. )
November 28th, 2012
While I’ve been tweeting where to find signed copies of Above 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!
Chapters Barrie, 76 Barrie View Drive
Chapters/Indigo Brampton, Market Hall, 52 Quarry Edge Drive
Chapters North London, Richmond Centre, 86 Fanshawe Park Rd. E
Oxford Book Shop, 262 Piccadilly St.
Chapters Pinecrest, Pinecrest Shopping Centre, 2735 Iris St.
The Great Canadian Book Co., Macdonald-Cartier Airport
Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave.
Bakka-Phoenix Books, 84 Harbord St.
Book City in the Annex, 501 Bloor St. W
Chapters/Indigo Bay & Bloor, 55 Bloor St. W
Chapters/Indigo Eaton Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre
Chapters/Indigo Yonge & Eglinton, Yonge Eglinton Centre
Indigo Yorkdale, Yorkdale Mall
Type Books, 883 Queen St. W
Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
New York State
New York City
The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway
WORD, 126 Franklin Street
June 28th, 2012
Other places I’m going to be!
To say I’m excited about this would kind of be an understatement.
It is in a bar, so I’m not sure that this is an event underage readers will be able to attend, but if you’re in the Manhattan area, please do come on out!
April 3rd, 2012
A few places Above and I are going to be in the next six weeks!
The Ad Astra 2012 speculative fiction convention is coming up on the weekend of April 13-15, with Author Guest of Honour Lesley Livingston and a whole pile of Ontario authors, editors, illustrators, costumers, fans, and Readers Like You. I’ll be there the whole weekend and participating on various panels, but notably, there’s a mini-launch for Above on Saturday, April 14 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Room 1402.
There will be cupcakes. And very nice tea.
On Saturday, May 26, from 2:00 pm to 4:00pm, I’ll be joining the most fabulous and excellent Megan Crewe and R.J. Anderson to read, sign, chatter, and generally spend some quality time at Chapters Brampton. Three authors for the price of one (which is, well, free)!
If you’re local to either, hope to see you there!