Nov 17 2005
It’s been a while, it seems, since I was here, but it’s not because I didn’t want to be here… Life has been interesting, for those of you who know the story of the ancient Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times…"
I did manage to send an outline of my upcoming schedule to Mark a week or so ago, to be posted in the Calendar Section, but he’s obviously even busier than I am, because he hasn’t had time to put it up. To save time and effort, therefore, I thought it might be best if I simply laid out here the dateails I have to this point. There are still more changes to be made, and time is getting very short, so they’ll start coming at me hard and fast within the next few days, and I’ll post them here as addenda whenever they come in. For now, however, here’s what I have and where I’ll be, between November 19th and December 5th . . . you’ll notice that there are some specific times missing, but that’s par for the course in this kind of scheduling frenzy, because timing and availability don;t always conincide when a guy’s flying into town for a single day and perhaps coming into conflict with other plans that have been in place for a long time…
Anyway, if you’re interested, just keep an eye on this blog for the next few days. The important details–like times and places–should all be in place by Monday. Here goes:
Saturday, November 19th
Noon till 2 pm: reading/Signing at Bookingham Palace, Salmon Arm, BC
Fly to Vancouver, BC
Daytime Media interviews.
TBA: Signing at White Dwarf Books
4 pm – Signing at Black Bond Books, Langley, BC. Wednesday, November 23rd
Fly to Toronto Thursday, November 24th
Morning: Interviews..Radio, TV, Print
4:30 p.m. Interview for Space TV
7:30 pm – Duke of York Pub–Reading for University of Toronto Reading Series, 39 Prince Arthur Ave.
Reading, plus interview, to be filmed by BOOK TV Friday, November 25th
7:00-10:00 a.m. Media Interviews
11 am – “North 49 Distributors” for book signing.
12:15 (approx): Bakka Books, 697 Queen Street West
7 pm: Reading/Signing/Meet and Greet with cider/mead at Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust Street, Burlington, Ontario. Saturday, November 26th
A.M. Signings at two Chapters’ stores. (Details to come)
Afternoon: Reading/Signing at Words Worth, Waterloo, Ontario Sunday, November 27th
Fly to Calgary, Alberta Monday, November 28th
Daytime Media Interviews.
7 pm: Reading/Signing at McNally Robinson, 120 8th Ave SW, Calgary Tuesday, November 29th
6 am – Fly to Edmonton, arriving at 6:58 am
Daytime: Media and Interviews
7 pm – Reading for Audrey’s Books and Edmonton Public Library at the library, in the Milner Theatre in Edmonton. Evening will be opened by Rosette Guitar Duo Wednesday, November 30th
Fly Home Saturday, December 3rd
6 am – Fly to Vancouver, then by seaplane to South Pender Island, for afternoon reading.
2 pm – signing at Talisman Books on Pender Island.
5:30 p.m. Ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC. Sunday, December 4th
7 pm – Reading/Signing at Bolen’s Books, 111-1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria. Monday, December 5th
a.m. Vancouver Media
3 pm – fly home