This Saturday, November 20th, I will be returning home to Woodstock, ON for a signing at Merrifield’s Book Shop. This is the bookstore I went to as a child, so returning as an author is a little bit surreal and very exciting.
Although I never name the town where all the action takes place, Words That Start With B is set in rural South Western Ontario. This setting is very much influenced by my own small town childhood. Once upon a time, the city’s slogan was Woodstock: A Beautiful Place to Grow*, which was a nod to the farming and agricultural background of the city, but also speaks to what a family-friendly place Woodstock is. I have fond memories of my early years, and I am excited about the event this weekend.
If you’re in town, I’d love to chat with you! I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The fun starts at 1pm. Merrifield’s is located at 471 Dundas Street in Woodstock.
*Perhaps it still is the slogan. In any case, I remember owning a neon yellow t-shirt with the city logo and this slogan written across the front in forest green. This was back in grade 5 when city pride and fluorescent colours were popular. It disturbs me that this colour combination is back in style.