It was March 2020… I was preparing for a hectic March Break talking to potential readers about Jaspa’s Journey at six book signing events in nine days at bookstores across Southern Ontario.
I was particularly looking forward to introducing them to The Hermit of Kennecott , which was due to be published within the next couple of months at the time.
Little did I know that none of the six events would actually take place. Nor would any of the others I had booked for the coming months. In fact, I would barely enter a bookstore for the next two years.
Which means this past seven days have been particularly significant for me… A big ‘Thanks’ to Indigo London North for inviting me for over last Saturday (April 16th). It was wonderful to just chat to people about Jaspa’s Journey! And even more especially about The Hermit of Kennecott, which was over 13 years in the making!
Even better, yesterday (April 21st) I was hosted by North Perth Westfield Elementary School in Listowel. I got to spend a marvellous afternoon with the Grade 7 Class, my first in-school event since 2019! I hope the children enjoyed it a much as I did!
We’re not quite there yet, but hopefully these are positive signs that things are slowly moving back towards normal.
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