Victoria, BC

Can’t wait to return to Victoria, BC on October 16, for an evening at the wonderful Bolen Books!  Ami McKay makes her much-anticipated return to Bolen Books! She’s wowed us all with her incredible fiction, and now she’s back with her memoir, Daughter of Family G. In it, she explores not only her own life but the legacy of her family, the most detailed and longest cancer geneology ever studied, and how that legacy and the shadow of Lynch syndrome has affected her. This incredibly informative and touching event will be one you won’t want to miss.  

Hamilton, ON

I’m so excited to be part of the 2019 Fall GritLit Reading Series!  Please join me at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Hamilton on October 3, for an evening of readings and conversation about Daughter of Family G.  This is a ticketed event. ($15 for the evening, or $30 for the entire Fall series.) For more information or to purchase tickets, please click the GritLit link.  Ami McKay at GritLit Hope to see you there!

Toronto, ON

I’ll be reading in the auditorium of the North York Central Library as part of the TPL “eh list” series on October 2 at 7pm.  Bestselling author Ami McKay appears to discuss her new book Daughter of Family G: A Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate. Weaving together family history, genetic discovery, and scenes from her life, Ami McKay tells the compelling, true-science story of her own family’s unsettling legacy of hereditary cancer. In this intimate, candid, and probing genetic memoir, McKay explores the challenges that come from carrying a mutation that not only killed many people she loved,

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Word by word

How’s your summer been? Mine’s been busy in the best possible sense. When I wasn’t in the garden with the bees, or preparing for my youngest to head off to university, or teaching at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, I was recording the audiobook version of Daughter of Family G. I knew from the start that it was going to be an interesting journey, especially when we had to enlist the help of two cast iron ravens to steady the stand for the i-Pod I’d be using to read the manuscript. (The fuzzy blue blanket we’d draped over

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Cover Girl

When I first saw the above image, it was a bit strange for me to see a quartet of little Ami-s staring out from the cover art of my forthcoming memoir. It didn’t take long though, to realize that with a handful of black-eyed Susans and a kindergarten portrait from the 1970s, designer Kelly Hill had perfectly captured the spirit of the book. (As she always does.) Who’s that girl? I’d just turned five when I started kindergarten at Perry-Worth Elementary. I couldn’t wait to start school. I was learning to play the piano like my big sister, Lori, and

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