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A winter 2014 reading in Kamloops, a city that is central to the story in A Nose For Death. Details Coming Soon.
Airdrie Public Library
March 21, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 pm
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The following week, I had the honour of joining Miriam Clavir, author of Insinuendo, on a Mystery Panel at the McGill Branch of the Burnaby library. It was a warm and inspiring location on a blustery night.
Roaming the Okanagan During the Wine Festival
Manning the table for the
Reach a Reader literacy program on Wednesday, October 9th, gave me an opportunity to get to know the Revelstoke community through the eyes of Grizzly Books' proprietress Vanessa Smith. Later that evening librarian Kendra Runnalls hosted a reading at the local branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. The previous day, I read at the Salmon Arm Branch, receiving a warm welcome from librarian Roswitha Klawitter and the Friends of the Library. The intelligent questions and friendliness at these OK libraries is unsurpassed. I look forward to returning. The Okanagan trip ended with an author visit to Mosaic Books. The autumn weather in the area was stunning, and the wine tours were a bonus. I also had a chance to visit Okanagan Spirits Distillery, where their master distiller, Peter, answered questions relating to the next Nosey Parker Mystery.
Wordsmiths in Coquitlam
On Saturday, October 5, I met with a group of writers at the Coquitlam Public Library, Portier Branch for a meeting of Wordsmiths. After reading from A Nose For Death we had a great discussion on developing believable characters. Thanks Pandora for organizing the afternoon.
A Summer Tour
With A NOSE FOR DEATH tucked beneath my arm, I traveled from Port Moody to Southern Alberta on a book tour in late August 2013. The first stop was the Nelson Public Library. It was a pleasure to return to this picturesque Kootenay city. I hadn't been back since shooting the NFB documentary Born at Home over twenty years ago. Librarian and novelist ANNE DEGRACE created a welcoming environment. As so often happens, audience members were reluctant to speak, but by the second question, an entertaining discussion had been sparked. If you haven't read Anne's novels, treat yourself. http://www.annedegrace.ca/
The next stop was Cochrane, Alberta, which has become like a second home to us, so it was fun to spend and evening at the gorgeous Nan Boothby Public Library. You can now borrow A Nose For Death from their shelves.
Cochrane was followed by a reading at the Sundre Library, which also hosts a dedicated writing group. The library is a true centre of culture in that town.
The last day of this mini-tour ended in Calgary, where the Self-Help Association Writers Club hosted me at their gallery downtown. Surrounded by a group of writers, we did a brief interactive exercise on creating character. I was also treated to readings of some of the students' work; what a room full of talent! Thank you Louise Walker and Marion McGrath for inviting me to join you for the afternoon and to the wonderful writers for making me feel at home.
In the evening, I finished off with a reading and signing at one of my favourite bookstores, Pages on Kensington. I'd happily live in that store. Thanks, Simone, for your caring attention.
Alice B. Donahue Library & Archives
It was magical to do a reading in the town that inspired Dr. Parker's home. An appreciative crowd asked intriguing questions that led to a lively discussion. Many thanks to Athabasca's librarian Cynthia for organizing a memorable event.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Published: Friday, May 24
1. A Nose for Death - Glynis Whiting
2. You Haven't Changed a Bit - Astrid Blodgett
3. Belinda's Rings - Corinna Chong
4. Paradise Engine - Rebecca Campbell
5. Inferno - Dan Brown
6. Open Pit - Marguerite Pigeon
7. The Unfinished Child - Theresa Shea
8. 419 - Will Ferguson
9. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
10. Dance, Gladys, Dance - Cassie Stocks
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Thursday, April 18
A NOSE FOR DEATH
Official Launch in Vancouver
Thanks to all who turned out on a rainy Thursday. It was wonderful to share the evening with so many friends, family, and mystery lovers.
Sunday, April 14, 2 P.M.
It was an honour to be part of the Port Moody Art Walk. Copies of A NOSE FOR DEATH are available for purchase at the Gallery Bistro.
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 P.M.
Evergreen Cultural Centre
The Coquitlam PechaKucha presentation was loads of fun. It was so interesting to hear speakers from such diverse backgrounds. If you haven't attended a PechKucha it is worth checking out. They are held in hundreds of locations internationally.
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