Authors for Indies, Illusionoid Podcast & General Update

Once again, it’s been too long since I updated this blog.

I’ve been busy enjoying being an author and doing authorish things, as well as the day job and parenting – both of which have been even more hectic than usual.

I was interviewed for the Illusionoid improv podcast – you can hear my episode here, but I would also strongly recommend the prior episode, Henry and His Goon Child, which was fantastic.

I also did a reading at the Chiaroscuro Reading Series,  which is a wonderful sci-fi fantasy series with branches in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver. In Toronto, it’s (usually) held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the ROUND venue in Kensington Market, but this month it’s on April 27th.  I only found out about Chiseries recently, and that’s on me – I have been missing out! I went to the Spec Fic Colloquim on March 12 (as an audience member) which was fab too. Will be trying to arrange babysitting so we can get out to more of the monthly events.

I also did some in-store signings, and my first ever author visit to a school, which I was nervous about, but turned out to be fun. Talking to teens who have actually read my book is an amazing feeling, and I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it.

I’ve been keeping things a bit lighter in terms of upcoming events, but I am going to be taking part in Authors for Indies,  a great day where authors help out in independent bookstores, recommending their favourite books to customers. I’ll be at the lovely Ella Minnow shop on April 30th. So, if you’re looking for book recommendations for children and teens – please come by. I have read so many picture books, middle-grade and YA novels, and I am excited about hooking people up with books they will love!

Plus my book comes out in the US in May!

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