Whitby Public Library
405 Dundas Street West
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Come join me for the official Canadian launch of The Firebird. Author and broadcaster Ted Barris will be back to interview me (which, with Ted and me, always ends up feeling more like a comfortable chat with a friend, about writing and history and things in between), and there will be time for a Q&A afterwards, with books for sale and signing courtesy of Blue Heron Books. As always, there’s no admission fee, but space is limited so registration is required. You can register online or by calling 905-668-6531 ext. 2010..
Books and Brunch
Wooden Sticks Golf Club
40 Elgin Park Drive
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Continuing the Canadian launch celebrations for The Firebird, I’ll be at Wooden Sticks in Uxbridge for one of the best brunches going (we all fight over the scones), followed by an interview with Ingrid Ruthig and Q&A and signing time. Tickets are $25 per person (includes full brunch), available from Blue Heron Books, at 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge, Ontario (905-852-4282), who will have books available on site for you to purchase. My Canadian publishers, Simon & Schuster, have also set up a facebook page for this event.
RT Booklovers Convention
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesday, May 1 - Sunday, May 5, 2013
A sure sign of Spring, for me, and something I look forward to all year. I’m not giving any workshops this time round, but I shouldn’t be too hard to find. And even if you’re not coming to the convention itself, you can still track me down at the giant Saturday book fair, which is open to the general public. This year's giant book fair will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 11am - 2pm. Details on it and the rest of the convention can be found at the RT Booklovers web site.
Port Elgin Public Library
708 Goderich Street
Port Elgin, Ontario
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:30 AM - NOON
Back among friends in the town where I grew up, and where I later came home to work as a waitress while getting my writing career off the ground. I expect this will feel a lot more like a casual party than a formal reading/signing, which is all to the good. A final chance to get a copy of The Firebird in time to give for Mother’s Day, and a portion of book sales here traditionally go to the Friends of the Library.
Online Interview and Chat
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
This is a free live video event. I’ll be interviewed by Karen Holt, a freelance writer and editor who reviews books for O, The Oprah Magazine, Parade, and other publications. You’ll have the chance to ask me questions beforehand or during the event, and you can also purchase signed and personalized copies of the book, all without ever leaving home! To learn more, just click here to visit the information/sign-up page for the event.
Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sunday, June 2, 2013
My June book tour in the States kicks off in a beautiful part of the country! For information on the event, you can check out the store’s website, or call them at 919-828-1588 (toll-free: 800-672-6789). If you want to pre-order a book, just click here.
Henry Waldinger Memorial Library
60 Verona Place
Long Island, New York
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I had ancestors who lived on Long Island in Colonial times, not all that far from Valley Stream, so I’m really looking forward to my visit here. For details, visit the library’s web site, or phone them at 516-825-6422.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
2001 Parkway Boulevard
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Stafford, Virginia, is just a short distance from both the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, to the north, and historic Fredericksburg, to the south, and I’ll be at the library’s Porter Branch there. You can check out the library’s page for my visit, or call the branch directly at 540-659-4909.
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
Thursday, June 6, 2013
It’s a little-known fact that I actually used to live in Texas….just south of Houston, in fact, in a town called Bay City. My parents spent a year there in the 1980s, after we got back from South Korea, and I spent the summer there with them before I moved back up to finish high school here in Canada. I’m looking forward to seeing Houston again, and I’m especially looking forward to seeing Dean James (a.k.a. NYT-bestselling author Miranda James), whom I haven’t seen in so long that I’m sure I must owe him a drink! The store has a page set up for my visit, where you can also pre-order a book. You can call them at 713-524-8597 (toll-free: 888-424-2842).
Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Blvd
Vero Beach, Florida
Saturday, June 8, 2013
It will be an added bonus of my visit to Vero Beach that I’ll finally be able to meet and thank the reader who first gave me the idea to give Robbie his own story, in The Firebird. She lives nearby, so if you do, as well, come out and thank her with me! Details and pre-order information can be found at the store’s web site, or you can reach them by phone at 772-569-2050.
Historical Novel Society Conference
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
501 5th Ave NE
St. Petersburg, Florida
Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
My first time at an HNS Conference, and I’m much looking forward to it. This year’s special Guests of Honour include Anne Perry and Steve Berry, who’ll both be keynote speakers, along with luncheon speaker C.W. Gortner. I’ll be leading a workshop on Sunday, on using genealogy to rebuild the lives of real historical characters and/or create lives and families for fictional ones; there’s a full schedule of sessions and lots more information at the Conference web site. Hope to see you there!
Poisoned Pen Conference
2400 E Missouri Ave
Saturday, July 6, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
With individual interviews, a panel or two, group booksigning and a cash buffet lunch, this annual conference held by prestigious independent bookstore The Poisoned Pen is limited to 100 and usually sells out. This year’s luncheon speaker is Keith Kahla, of St. Martins Press, and confirmed authors as of March 15 are: Avery Aames, Lauren Beukes, Kate Carlisle, Jane Cleland, Steve Hamilton, Michael Kahn, Jenn McKinlay, Sheldon Siegel, Qiu Xiaolong, and yours truly. Learn more at the Conference’s Event Page.
Named of the Dragon will be re-issued in the UK by Allison & Busby on September 30, 2013.
The Splendour Falls will finally be published for the first time ever in the U.S,A, by Sourcebooks this fall! Watch for details in my summer update. In the meantime, you can now read the first chapter by using the link on the book’s page here.
Check out my Simon & Schuster Canada Author page for news of my upcoming events in Canada, and new videos and book trailers.
Did you nominate your bookstore or library for Sourcebooks’ Send Susanna Kearsley to My Hometown contest? Check out all five winners at this site, where you can also read the first three chapters of The Firebird.