The Heart of a Book Signing

Oh, hey Amy. I  thought you'd  have missed me by now. But you look totally ... 

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             ... mellow


You tried calling me?

Hmm. Don't think that's a possibility considering you're in 1960-something and I'm in the 21st century.

Wait ... what? You've actually been worried about me?

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 Yes, I can see your concern.

Be that as it may, the truth is that you haven't heard from me for a while because I've been busy promoting my new novel, Victorian Town.



Holding book signings and participating in literary events this summer was a terrific way for me to meet book lovers!

What's the heart of a book signing?

To me, the heart of a book signing is the opportunity to meet readers  ...

Readers who want to be dazzled in the fantastical world of make-believe ... 

... or be brought to tears by an unexpected and heartbreaking turn of events ...

... or enfold themselves in a great mystery ...
... or fall passionately in love with a character in a romance ...
... or be swept away to lands that existed long, long ago ...

... or lands that never existed at all.

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The heart of a book signing is chatting with engaging readers who have names like Kat and Marie ... Brianna ... Tiffany ... Simone ... Owen ... Cheryl ... Emily ... Jasmine ... Rebecca ... William's dad ... Helen ... Ashleigh ...


... and to connect with readers who are hesitant to chat at all.



So, thank you to all the incredible readers I was fortunate enough to meet this summer, both in person and online. You  touched my heart. And I hope in some way I touched yours as well.

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A shout out to the glorious and inspiring young women I met when I was part of the career day event put on by Girls Inc. of Durham Region. I was part of the panel along with a chiropodist, a journalist & author, a professor, and an entrepreneur. Amazing!