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My Diary...

Whitby Public Library

Central Branch

405 Dundas Street West

Whitby, Ontario

Thursday, November 27, 2014

As part of the library’s “November Noir” crime writer series, I’ll be interviewing Suzanne Kingsmill, author of the Cordi O’Callaghan mysteries. From the library’s website: “Fans of mysteries, animals and adventure will not want to miss this evening! In her most recent outing, Dying for Murder, zoologist Cordi O’Callaghan is looking forward to a relaxing birdsong study on an island off the coast of South Carolina. But trouble tends to follow Cordi. She finds herself drawn into a mystery when the director of the research station ends up dead. Kingsmill herself has led a pretty interesting life. She has survived, among other things, being trapped in the ocean by a shark, sleeping with a rattlesnake and being treed by a coyote!” All of which should give us LOTS to discuss on November 27! Admission is free, but please register to let us know you’re coming, by phoning the library at 905-668-6531 x. 2010. Hope to see you there.

Book Lover’s Ball

Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Toronto Public Library Foundation’s premier fundraising event, The Book Lover’s Ball will, in 2015, celebrate 10 years of bringing together book lovers and top Canadian literary talent, and for the first time ever the ball will be held at the Toronto Reference Library. From the event website: “Over the past five years, this 416,035 sq. ft., five-story building has been revitalized thanks to donor support. For one night only, experience the library like never before. Over 900 anticipated guests will dine and celebrate in the stacks after-hours – raising their glasses in support of Toronto Public Library’s 100 branches.” Tickets are admittedly pricey, but it all goes to a great cause, and this year there’s an after-party you can buy tickets for separately. For details, check out the Book Lover’s Ball web site.

ABA Winter Institute

Grove Park Inn

Asheville, NC

Sunday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I’m very honoured to be included in the line-up of authors for another 10th anniversary event, this time the annual Winter Institute of the American Booksellers’ Association, which this year is being held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. I’m not sure yet which day I’ll be attending, but it will be in the program once those times are finalized, so if you’re a bookseller taking part in the Winter Institute please come say hello, I’d love to meet you.  

April Book Tour Dates..

…for the US and Canadian publication of A Desperate Fortune – including dates and venues for the Send Susanna Kearsley to MY Hometown Tour – will be posted here as soon as I’m informed of them, so watch this space in the New Year for developments!

News in Brief...

A brand new book due out in April means I’m going on the road again! And because we had so much fun and success with the tour for The Firebird two years ago, Sourcebooks is doing it all over again for A Desperate Fortune – only this time it’s even bigger!

Just like with The Firebird tour, YOU get to decide where I go, and as an added bonus this time there are prizes to be won, including one very special grand prize. First round voting is open until December 15, after which the top fifteen hometowns will square off against one another for one of the eight final spots on the tour. All the details are here, so nominate YOUR hometown’s bookstore or library and get your friends to join you, and I might see you in April!

Best of luck!