A loverly time was had at the wonderful Talisman Books & Gallery on Pender Island. Though I was there for FINDING FRASER, of course, I had a big group of kids [local, and from the UK] come to hear a reading. Since it was so hot, I gave them a taste of Darby’s first adventure from A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW, where she ends up watching the very first peoples come to Canada via the land bridge once known as Beringia.
Bookstore owner Melanie was terrific and made me feel very welcome, as did the wonderfully warm Glenys Powell and her husband Wynne, who have had a place on Pender forever. They came to meet me at the store, bought me lunch, and Glenys even dropped by later to help drum up sales for me.I’m so lucky to have such lovely friends!
[Glenys IS indirectly responsible for FINDING FRASER, actually, as it was her daughter — the lovely writer Kathy Kenzie — who laughed when I told her the idea I had for the story originally….]
Anyway, I am left with warm memories of Pender Island as I head off to the next stop on the FINDING FRASER Book Tour Extravaganza — Nelson BC, and Otter Books.
I’ll be there Friday night, and I’ve already told book seller Samara that we are going to have a rollicking time!
Also? On this leg of the journey, I’ll have some company. People have been asking to see THE kilt from the cover of the book. When it’s at home, here’s where the kilt can be found:
I’m thinking a mummy in the front seat might mean — HOV lane possibilities?
See you soon, Nelson!
PS Sarah, your hand-knitted hat is coming on tour with us, too!