Book launch and background

“The Nine Lives of Travis Keating” will be launched at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, in Halifax, on November 6th at 7 pm. I’m inviting family and friends, although anyone who’s interested is welcome. Woozles, Halifax’s independent bookstore for children, will be in attendance with copies of the book for sale.

Shortly after my first collection of poetry was published (2003), my grandson, who was nine, asked me if I would write him a book. His fourteenth birthday will be three days before the launch – this book, in other words, didn’t happen overnight! He’s probably a bit too old for the book now; it’s geared more for ages 8-12. He’ll be coming from Newfoundland for the launch with his parents, and I’ll be giving him his own personal signed copy.

I’m not sure it would have occurred to me to write a children’s book if he hadn’t asked me to do so. Fascinating how your life can change by such simple means.

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