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 …
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.
I’m thrilled to be presenting at this year’s LitFest Alberta in Edmonton, Canada’s original non-fiction festival. Please join me at noon on October 22nd for a brown bag lunch event at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. For details, please visit the LitFest website: Litfest Alberta 2019
A Conversation With Ami McKay will be held at 1pm, Oct. 20th at Calgary’s Memorial Park Library during this year’s Wordfest Imaginarium. In 2001, long before the advent of at-home DNA kits, Ami McKay tested positive for Lynch Syndrome, a genetic mutation responsible for the cancer that plagued her family for generations. Ever since, the bestselling novelist of The Birth House and The Witches of New York has been living “in an unsettling state between wellness and cancer.” With questions from award winning health and medicine journalist Christina Frangou, McKay will discuss her just released memoir, Daughter of Family G., and …