It’s been a GREAT trip through Alberta so far.
First stop was with the CTV morning show in Calgary, where I was interviewed by the appropriately-named [but unkilted!] Bill Macfarlane.
This is a shot of my travelling companion, the Kilt-Wearing Mummy, awaiting his big moment backstage at CTV.
The crew at this show were big Outlander fans, as you can see from some of the footage…
[Not sure it made it to air, but Bill confessed to not only wearing a kilt now and then, but owning one. Needless to say, very disappointing that he didn’t remember to dress the part. However, he told me he has to get up for work at 2:30 in the morning, so I guess I can’t really blame him…!]
Next, at a VERY busy signing at Signal Hill Indigo, I had the delightful experience of meeting a number of the @AB-Ootlanders — Alberta’s premier Outlander Fanclub, of course! — who decended en masse into the bookstore and TOTALLY made my day. They are reading FINDING FRASER for their August bookclub meeting, and I could not be more honoured. So, Lee, Ingrid, Karen and Lara — thanks for coming out to see me! [I am hoping to meet a few more AB-Ootlander members of the Northern variety when I have my event at Audrey’s Books on Thursday night.] Thanks also to all my friends and family who came out. It was great to see writers Trish Loye Eliot and Leanne Shirtliff, too, out celebrating Trish’s birthday.
A big thank you goes out to event planner Stacy Kondla and store manager Chelsea Amberson for combining to make this Indigo Signal Hill event such a huge success!
Yesterday, FF [and our kilt-wearing mummy] hit the airwaves again, this time on CTV’s noon show. Another really fun interview with Marni Kuhlmann — you can see it HERE.
I’m a little worried all the attention is going to the mummy’s head. Since his legs are bound together, he never wins the competition for Best Legs, so this new TV stardom gives him a chance to shine…
Two more events lined up in Alberta before I head west again — tomorrow night at Audrey’s Books in Edmonton, and then a Sunday afternoon on the green this weekend in Jasper. Can’t wait!
Before I finish here, I just want to give a shout out to Rachel at Gal-Friday Publicity. I first met Rachel years ago at a reading she organized in Edmonton, and following in the great FINDING FRASER tradition of working with talented friends, she came onboard to help with this tour. And help she has — most of the media connections I have made have come through Rachel and her hard-working team. So thanks for being my personal Gal Friday on this crazy jaunt, Rachel!