Blog Tour for A TURN OF LIGHT - Penguin Canada
Mar 27 - Leaping Toads or a Leap of ...- Editing Essentials (with all day Q&A)
Apr 02 - Map-Making - McNally Robinson
Apr 04 - Q & A at Sci-Fi Fan Letter
Apr 05 - Why Toads? - Tynga's Reviews
Apr 14 - Q & A at My Withershins
My sincere thanks to all these wonderful bloggers as well as Penguin Canada for making the arrangements and cCongratulations to the winners of the Awesome TURN Blog Tour Contest! They found all the answers during a scavenger hunt through the blogs and copies of A Turn of Light are on their way.
May the 4th be with you!!! Watson's Mill, source of research for A Turn of Light, is hosting an event for the book during their official Season Opening Festivities!!! An honour of EPIC proportions!
The mill will sell copies of the book, but come even if you have yours already. We'll be bringing "Marrowdell" the scale model -- its only Ottawa appearance -- and there's more!
View Roger Czerneda's stunning photos of the mill in his exhibit: "Reference Photography for A Turn of Light". There will be prints, framed or unframed, available to purchase.
It's a magnificent setting that will bring Marrowdell to life for you. Plan a day at the mill.
And more. Just added? TOAD COOKIES!!
Saturday May 4th Schedule:
10 am - Opens to the public, including Roger's photo exhibit, cafe (YUM), all vendors tents & displays, used book sale, and an antique "Wedding Dress Exhibit."
10:30 - Games begin: Badminton and Hoops & Sticks
11:00 - Music by Terry McGovern and the Retrosonics
11:45 - BBQ lunch, prepared by the Watson's Mill Volunteers
11:30 - Opening ceremony & speeches
12:15 - Scout demonstrations
12:45 - first reading from TURN by me! (I highlight so I'll remember ;-)
1:30 - Music by Terry McGovern and the Retrosonics
2:45 - 2nd reading from TURN by me! (again with the highlight ;-)
The exhibits and tents etc close at 4 pm.
This is a lovely park setting on the river with several heritage buildings as well as the mill and beautiful Manotick within a walk. Make a day of it, or just pop by when it suits. Roger and I will be there the entire time and we look forward to seeing you. (And should you want to linger, there's a concert at the mill starting at 6:30 pm. The fun does not stop here!)
On Facebook? Click here for my event page.
Chiaroscuro Reading Series, Toronto, Wed. May 8thA wonderful evening beckons! Join us at 8 pm at The Augusta House, 152A Augusta Avenue, 2nd floor. I'll be reading along with Andrew Pyper and Eric Choi, with music by Kari Maaren. (Yes, you may certainly bring stuff for us to sign. We love that.)
“Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre”
Sept 13 -15, Hamilton ON
On the occasion of Robert J. Sawyer’s donation of his archive to Mills Memorial Library, the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University is hosting an international conference entitled “Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre,” a meeting of academics, writers, professionals, amateurs and fans, focusing on Canadian Science Fiction in general and Sawyer’s work in particular.
While the core of the event will be academic papers, we will also feature authors, editors, booksellers, librarians, commentators, and, of course, readers. Special guests are Robert J. Sawyer (author), John Robert Colombo (specialist of Canadian literature), Julie E. Czerneda (that's me!), David G. Hartwell (editor, Tor), Élisabeth Vonarburg (author), Robert Charles Wilson (author), and Chris Szego of Bakka Phoenix Books.