For anyone in the Wellington County area, the Elora Writers Festival is next weekend. You really should go – and not just to see me – there will be Drew Hayden Taylor, Kathy Stinson, Linden MacIntyre and Michelle Winters speaking as well. I’m really excited to hear their readings (and to get to meet them!) It’s on Sunday May 6, from 1-4 p.m., at Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum & Archives. You can buy tickets here or from the Fergus Grand Theatre Box Office. They are a serious bargain at $25.
More information about the festival can be found here.
Much as I’m looking forward to it, I’m glad it’s not this weekend, as I’ve lost my voice. But I’m taking care of it so I’ll be fine by the 6th.
Also, just in case you need any more encouragement to get Tangled Planet, here’s another review – this one from the ‘Recommended Books’ section of this month’s Canadian Children’s Book News (which also has a great profile on fellow Elora reader Kathy Stinson):
“Kate Blair weaves an interesting and gripping tale in Tangled Planet. In addition to the murder mystery that underlies the main plot, the reader is also pulled into the debate about whether humanity is ready to leave the stars to return to planet life. The political nuances in this story create a tale that will appeal to a wide variety of readers, and the first-person perspective of Ursa helps to keep the suspense building throughout. Blair creates an accessible narrative style with a fairy-tale plot that intermingles politics, science and exploration to draw in even the most seasoned science fiction fan. In addition, the ways in which Ursa learns to deal with her grief are true to life and powerful, regardless of the setting.”