Book News – The Aftermath

November 24, 2014

Wow, last week, just wow. Between getting up at odd hours to appear on TV and staying up late for writer’s meetings, not to mention the courier misplacing my books not one but several times, causing the nail-biting question of whether they’d actually make it in time for the Friday signing, I am totally beat.

But it all worked out in the end. Even better than working out, it worked out well – several people came to the signing specifically because they’d seen me on TV, which made the odd hours totally worth it.

So, thanks are in order.

First, to Chris Muise at the Bedford-Sackville Observer, for a lovely interview and also buying me tea on a cold fall day.

Next, to Crystal and Global Morning News Halifax, for inviting me to share some of the stories behind the book.

And also to Heidi and CTV Morning Live, for inviting me to extract DNA on TV. Yes, I did say it looks a bit like snot. Because it does, and because I’m a kids’ writer – and I know my audience 🙂 For some reason WordPress doesn’t want to embed the video, so click through to view.

And finally, thank you to Chapters in Dartmouth for hosting the signing, and to everyone who came out and talked to me about children’s books. I hope the junior book lovers who’ll be getting copies this holiday season absolutely love them!

Reminder – if you’re gifting one of my books this year, contact me by December 5 and I’ll mail you an autographed bookplate.

What about you? How was your week? Are you gifting books this holiday season? Are you hoping to receive books? Which ones? Share in the comments – I’m always looking for my next great read.

4 Comments on ‘Book News – The Aftermath’

  1. YAAAY! I’m so glad the week was so awesome. 🙂 Re: books, you must read The Story of Owen: Dragonslayer of Trondheim if you haven’t already, STAT. Do not pass Go. Do not pick up any other books. This one is fantastic. It’s 100% contemporary, except that Dragons are a thing. So maybe that makes it 95% contemporary… And it uses the phrase “dracono-bardic tradition” in context with The Beatles and Lady Gaga, so WIN.

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    1. I just read the description online and Owen sounds absolutely hilarious! I will definitely check it out. Robin McKinley has a contemporary fantasy with dragons (called Dragonhaven) that I loved, but she’s not so much with the humour.

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  2. What a fabulous interview, Lindsey! Congratulations on the release and the great week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana! It was a whirlwind, but a lot of fun.

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