Cover reveal! Introducing the beautiful new cover of the upcoming paperback edition of my memoir. Notice anything different? Normally, the paperback release of a book happens about a year after the hardcover’s original publication date. Sometimes, the paperback’s cover requires a tweak, an update, or even a complete makeover from the hardcover’s dust jacket. And, occasionally, in extremely rare cases, the book’s original title is changed. Wait, what? My memoir, originally and for-the-moment titled Daughter of Family G : a memoir of cancer genes, love and fate was published late September, 2019. At that time, I went on a cross-Canada …
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A slip of paper I stuck in a book three weeks ago as a bookmark (in Elizabeth McCracken’s excellent short story collection: “Thunderstruck”) brought me to tears this morning when I rediscovered it. The simple phrase – “Work together as a society” was the result of an artistic exercize that I gave my Teen Writing Academy students this past summer at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. During the two week intensive, I challenged the five writers in the Academy to write down 50 things they fear. They, in turn invited their peers to add their fears to the …
I'll be participating in this year's Montreal Read for the Cure!
Can’t wait to read at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown! I’ll be there with the wonderful folks from Bookmark on November 7. Details TBA
I’ll be in Ottawa on October 27th for the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Please join me at 4:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral for a special Daughter of Family G event, including a discussion with CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld. This is a ticketed event. Please go to the following link to reserve your seat: Ami McKay at the Ottawa Writers Fest.
An Evening With Ami McKay The Saskatoon launch of Daughter of Family G will be held in the Travel Alcove of the wonderful McNally Robinson bookstore. Please join me for an evening of storytelling, readings, book signing and conversation.