Free Book

A few weeks ago I clicked on an ad on Bookninja and asked for a free copy of a new book from Simon & Schuster. I mean, a free book is music to my ears. (Yes, I’m mixing my metaphors, but it’s my blog, ain’t it?) It arrived today. I had forgotten completely about it. […]

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Another Picture from the Launch

Adrienne sent some photos today. Here are the four stars from the New Leaf Series Launch signing our books. (Seated from left to right: Kelly-Anne Riess, moi, Taylor Leedhal, Adrienne Gruber)

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Deer in the Back Yard

Some deer stopped by this evening to grab a bite from what’s left of our garden. Deer #1, just below out kitchen window. Deer #2, looking a little annoyed that I opened the door to get a picture!

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Back from the Launch

Arrived home at about 8:30 last night. Loooooong day of driving. Wyatt is feeling a lot better now, too. Here’s a picture from the launch.

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Launch

The launch went very well last night. Some reports had the attendance at 175 people. There was standing room only. I think Thistledown did well with book sales. I read fourth and during one of my poems, the one about Wyatt, he said “daddy” exactly after I had read the line about practicing his syllables. […]

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More mail

Today I got a nice surprise: a small box appeared in my mail that contained several hundred bookmarks advertizing my book. I also received 50 copies of my book in lieu of royalties. Anybody want to but a book? Order directly from me or visit your indpendent bookstore and tell them to order it.

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Mail Today

I received my 10 author copies of Terminal Moraine today. It looks great!

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Westminster Abbey, London

It cost us 12 pounds to get in. My highlights: walking past the tomb of Elizabeth I, touching the tomb of Chaucer, seeing the memorial to the WWI poets, and seeing the burial spot of the unknown soldier. We went on August 18.

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Countdown to Book Launch

This coming Saturday I will be in Saskatoon to launch my poetry book, Terminal Moraine. September 13, 2008 Off-Broadway Dinner Theatre, 7:30pm

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