There’s a fair bit of excitement in my world these days as I move from editing mode to the three short months before the launch of The Virgin Cure in Canada. This past week I celebrated both my birthday and the arrival of the “pages” for the book. Along with marking yet another year older (and hopefully wiser,) I experienced the bittersweet feelings that come with having to truly let go of a story that’s been my constant companion the last few years. All boo-hooing aside, it was a thrill to see my words set on paper as they’ll appear on the pages of the book. The amazing Kelly Hill is on board again, working her design magic with all the elements (and there are many) in the book. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
In related news, my Canadian book tour is starting to take shape and I have to say, I’m really looking forward to connecting with friends and readers along the way! I’ll be featured at a Read 4 the Cure event with Jann Arden (oh my God I can’t believe I get to meet her!) and swell Canada Reads champ, Terry Fallis; making my first ever visit to Victoria BC; and then celebrating my homecoming with an event hosted by the ever-wonderful Box of Delights Bookshop. (Cities include: Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, Vancouver, Grimsby ON, Guelph ON, Waterloo ON, Hamilton ON, Wolfville NS, and Greenwood NS.) I hope to see you this fall!
(Oh, and stay tuned, because there’s a good possibility of at least one “sneak peek” event in September.)
For a full listing of readings along with locations and times, check out my EVENTS page.