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This holiday issue, Hamilton magazine dug me!
I’m thrilled, honoured, excited, and downright beside myself with silliness to be cuddled between the glossy covers of this extraordinary media pillar of our community.
With the brilliance of Donna Gardener at the helm and folks like Liane Carruthers on-board, this magazine is a MUST read for anyone interested in top-notch writing, mesmerizing images and a treasure-trove of local talent and businesses. Pick up your copy (on most stands) or subscribe online here. Find them on Facebook or Twitter and show them some love.
You can find my novel, in a celandine world, featured in their ‘Shelf Life’ section on page 64! BIG thanks to editor, Mark Skulnick, for rockin’ the awesome!
Oh Ellen, you’re too kind. You shouldn’t have. You really shouldn’t have. You really, REALLY shouldn’t have. But I love the way you’re holding this book. It’s like you were born to buy it and hold it forever. Seriously… I’m kidding. (sort of)
PS – The Biebs is gonna love it.
Have you read it yet?
Willow Jane has a secret. She’s been in love with the Boogeyman her whole life. He comes to her in her dreams. Lately, he’s been speaking to her while she’s awake. She doesn’t know why he comes to her, or how it is that she loves him. She’s never even seen him. Well, until now.
She’s accepted crazy. She’s accepted isolation—heck, she’s even welcomed it. She’ll do anything to be with him. This stubborn, only child of artsy-hippie-activists packed up everything she knew, travelled across the globe, and moved into a dodgy stone cottage that leaves the grit of medieval on her skin every sunrise—all in the name of love.
But life has never been that simple for Willow. Instead of solitude and happy-ever-after, Willow is stalked by a motley crue of mysterious townsfolk who watch her. They know things. They believe things—things that are even crazier than Willow.
There is a truth that has long been forgotten. A truth that was concealed in a manuscript in the 12th century. An impossible truth. A truth that these townsfolk will do anything to protect. It is a dangerous truth that will blow Willow’s secret wide open. But, Willow is determined and resourceful. And, she just moved into town.
Ramona Quimby meets The Celestine Prophecies in this mix of powerful imagination and dogged determination celebrating all those defined as different.
Incorporating the real life mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript, Stonehenge, and the Glastonbury Tor; In a Celandine World double-knots mystery with the intriguingly powerful and long-lasting tales of Arthurian Legend, Spiritual Testament, and Elf magic—with shades of Alice’s rabbit-hole guiding the path.
Stop by Indigo this afternoon to get your signed copy.
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I owe some serious thanks to the staff at Coles Brantford for hosting my book signing yesterday—and for being so gosh-dang likeable and hospitable.
The drive in to the city found me with the usual bag of butterfly turmoil churning in my guts. Having all the exits off the highway (into the city) closed only heightened my anxiety. I had to drive past the city, circle back, and then deke around foreign neighbourhoods with my old-school GPS navigation system—you know, the one built in to my brain.
I burst forth into the store with crazed hair and panting heavily out-of-breath from a mad sprint through the parking lot—loaded down with a box of books. These charming people greeted me warmly and they even smiled politely when I barked out orders for 800mg of Advil—STAT! (Special thanks to Mark D. for filling that order.)
The gracious nature of the staff was second only to the incredible people of Brantford that filtered in and out of the store all afternoon fulfilling their Saturday afternoon shopping business. I have never met a more genuine, honest, engaging, friendly, and POLITE bunch of city folk in one store. And, as an author on a book-signing tour of various cities, let me tell you—I have seen my fair share of hoity-toity, who-do-you-think-you-are shoppers.
I did not receive one single cold stare, impolite gesture, or downright rude remark. The people of Brantford welcomed me with open arms. They were talkative, sincere, showed genuine interest—and they left smiling with my book. Even when the power in the mall went out and they had to stand in line for 20 minutes waiting for the registers to re-boot—there was no mayhem, no frowning utterances of negativity—only smiles.
My book-signing agony meter has been reset to zero. Hallelujah!
Attention Brantford, Kitchener, Cambridge and surrounding areas!
You can now pick up your very own copy of in a celandine world at the Coles bookstore in Lynden Park Mall in Brantford. Come out this Saturday (November 5th) to get your copy and say hello. I’ll be in-store from 1-4pm harassing the staff and offering to sign every book that leaves the store. I’m also excited to sign t-shirts, shoes, knapsacks, and the body parts of unsuspecting passersby. I’m like a black marker ninja.
Stop putting off picking up your copy, you know you want one, right? RIGHT?