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I received another email from my postcard send out. MJ Deyell, the owner of After Stonewall in Ottawa, contacted me to see if I was available to come up for a reading and book signing at his store. Immediately I ...Read More

Postcard

One of the things I did to promote my book was have 1,000 postcards printed up. They’re standard size – 4 x 6 – with the cover of the book on the front and a short description on the back. There’s ...Read More

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I finally have a date for my book’s party. The Geography of Pluto will be launched on Thursday, May 8 at Cabaret Mado. If you’re in Montreal, please join me. It took me a while to find a suitable venue. My ...Read More

Blue Met

On Wednesday morning I went to the Blue Metropolis press conference. I attended partly for CBC Radio, where I work as an editor for Canada Writes, and partly because I’m a guest writer at this year’s literary festival. I used to ...Read More

Montreal Review of Books launch

On Friday the first review of my book was published. It appeared in the spring edition of the mRb (Montreal Review of Books). You can read it here. Reviewer Rob Sherren did a great job. It was three months ago when ...Read More

On Friday night I read from my novel for the first time in public. I think it went well. There were about 50 people in the room, all there to celebrate our friend Alan’s recent Ph.D. I was one of a ...Read More

Andrew Holleran Dancer from the Dance

Andrew Holleran blurbed my book. I forget that sometimes—that you’ll be able to see his name and quote on both the back and cover page, my name sharing the same space as his. It’s hard to get my head around it. ...Read More

40th

Last Thursday I turned 40. I feel good about it. I took the day off from work to spend time with Greg, but still had to come in to the CBC anyway. I had been asked to take part in a ...Read More

Proofs

Things are moving quickly. I spent last weekend going over the proofs. The book arrived in PDF form for me to have one last look before it heads off to the printer. It was the first time I saw the ...Read More

Slaughterhouse Five

On Friday I got the approval to use the quote I wanted for my epigraph. It’s a line from Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: “And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much ...Read More