More on my recent visit to Calgary, courtesy of Pajama Press.
A week ago Tuesday, we spent the day with Heather Parsons, a sales rep from Michael Reynolds and Associates. Bright, energetic, great sense of humour, and very very good at her job – thanks, Heather! I signed a lot of books that day.
Pixie Hollow Books in High River, Alberta
Our first stop was Pixie Hollow Books in High River, about an hour south of Calgary. A delightful store, with the best chai latte I’ve ever had.
And guess what? While I was there I found out that Martine Leavitt, whose writing I’ve long revered, lives in High River. She was kind enough to come to the bookstore, where she signed my copy of her brilliant, grim, and very courageous free-verse novel, My Book of Life by Angel. Such a pleasure to meet her! Thank you, Martine.
Owl’s Nest in Calgary
Owl’s Nest, Shelf Life Books, and Chapters in Chinook Mall took the rest of the afternoon, then in the evening I did a reading at Monkeyshines Children’s Bookstore – and was delighted when my daughter-in-law’s brother, who lives and teaches in Calgary, walked in the door. The only thing better than having a Newfoundlander present when you read from Nix Minus One is having family there.
Window display for Nix Minus One in Monkeyshines Children’s Bookstore, Calgary
My thanks to Sue Hill of Monkeyshines for a terrific window display and lovely treats.
Reading from Nix Minus One
Signing Sue Hill’s Authors’ Wall – I was in very good company!