Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Onstage Interview in Midland

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

A production of the good folks at the Midland Cultural Centre, here’s a longish onstage interview I did back in July led by the wonderful and talented Fred Hacker. He has a way of putting you at ease and keeping us on track without you even noticing. Quite a gift! This interview is quite sweeping in its scope as we talk about everything from my childhood and education, to my career path and writing life. It’s long, but it’s here if you’re up for it, in whole or in part.


Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
Click here to watch an interview I did yesterday in support of Canadian Independent Bookstore Day coming up this Saturday, April 30, 2022. I’ll be selling books at the wonderful Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge from 1:00 to 3:00. Why not pop in and pick up a novel? (You can also click on the image below to watch.)
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Back on the Bestsellers List

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

After having dropped off almost all of the national bestsellers lists a couple of weeks ago, Operation Angus slips back on this week three months after it launched. No complaints here. And the holiday shopping season is just around the corner.

CBC List Nov 27

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #10

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Still holding on, but with Omar El Akkad’s What Strange Paradise just named as the 2021 Giller Prize winner, we know his wonderful book is headed straight up the charts. Thrilled and grateful to be still on the list after ten weeks.

CBC List Nov 6

RCC Indie Bestsellers Nov 7

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #9

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Still hanging in there. Thanks all!

CBC List Nov 1

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 31

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #8

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

It’s now been nearly two months since Operation Angus hit bookstores. I’m heartened (okay, tickled and thrilled would be more accurate) that it’s still hanging around on at least some bestsellers lists. Filled with gratitude.

CBC List Oct 23

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 24

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #7

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

As expected, Operation Angus, after seven weeks, has fallen off the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail Canadian Fiction bestsellers lists, largely due to the recent arrival of a few blockbuster books, including another Louise Penny novel she’s co-written with none other than Hillary Clinton! Naturally it went straight to number 1. Well, we had a great run! But we’re hanging tough on the CBC bestsellers list and the Retail Council of Canada list. I couldn’t be more pleased to still be on at least some of the bestsellers lists nearly two months after the novel was launched. I feel very fortunate and grateful to readers and booksellers across the country.

CBC List Oct 16

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 17

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #6

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Still holding on after six weeks on at least a few lists. Thanks, all.

CBC List Oct 9

G&M Oct 16

Toronto Star Oct 13

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 10

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #5

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Still hanging in there after five weeks. Thanks, all.

CBC List Oct 2

G&M Oct 9

Toronto Star Oct 6

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 3

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #4

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

After four weeks, Operation Angus is still hanging in on the  bestsellers lists. Deep thanks to all of you who have made this happen.

CBC List Sept 25

G&M Sept 25

Toronto Star Sept 29

RCC Indie Bestsellers Sept 26