Thanks Montreal… on to Ottawa for OIWF
The Montreal media day yesterday went very well.Â I did four radio interviews that will run in the coming week or so (I think the CJAD interview may already have aired), along with a video shoot for a popular website and a print interview for The Surburban.Â The Montreal Gazette is expected to review TBLP in the next several weeks as well.Â Hank Schaffer, an experienced book publicist was wonderful company getting me to and from the interviews.Â All in all, a great day.
Now, it’s on to the nation’s capital for the Ottawa International Writers Festival.
I start my OWIF weekend with a book signing at Chapters just east of Parliament Hill on Sunday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m.Â This will be my first major bookstore signing and I’m hoping a few people show.Â Then at 2:00 it’s on to the Ottawa International Writers Festival (OIWF) where I’m on an authors panel billed as follows:
I’m really not sure what pearls of wisdom I can possibly contribute but I plan to do a lot of nodding as my fellow panelists, Stephen Henighan and Bill Gaston, are talking and perhaps throw in the odd “ditto for me.”Â Apparently we’ll be interviewed on stage about our books before we get into the heavy discussion.Â Sarah Dearing, the award-winning author of The Bull is Not Killed and Courage My Love is moderating the panel.Â I’m excited about it and look forward to meeting and hearing some wonderful writers.Â Here’s the bio they’ve posted for me on the OIWF website: