Canadian, Events, middle grade, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Realistic contemporary, Summer Days Starry Nights, Summer Reads, YA

Blast From the Past!


Last week was a wonderful blur, starting with the Toronto launch of Summer Days, Starry Nights. I was so touched to see so many friends and readers come out on the rainiest day of the year to celebrate with me. It was exactly what I wanted and you’ve made me all a very happy lady. Dani at Bookish Notions did a fabulous recap here.


I also went home to Woodstock to do a signing at Merrifield Bookshop. It was wonderful to see so many friends, former teachers, young fans, aspiring writers, and perhaps most touching, the former children’s librarian of the Woodstock Public Library, Judy Down.

Me and Judy Down 2013

Judy is a warm and wonderful person who resided over the children’s department, which during my time lived in a completely separate building from the rest of the library. You had to walk across a catwalk to get to the adult library, which always seemed so hushed and serious. Judy and her staff created an inviting hub of books and crafts, perfect for children. There have been many wonderful children’s librarians in Woodstock since Judy retired 17 years ago, but she was my introduction to the library and all the wonderful things that it offered. She even kept my card behind the desk so I wouldn’t lose it! 

For those who were unable to make it out to either event. there are signed copies at Mabel’s Fables in Toronto, Merrifield Bookshop in Woodstock, and in both Chapters Burlington and Indigo Burlington. This Saturday I’ll be in Erin Mills! Come say hi at 1pm!

Stay tuned for more event info and some pretty awesome reviews!

Hello Summer, you’re lookin’ fine!

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