Above: One of the earrings that my daughter Julie made of my new book.
I have just returned from a “book tour” up-island. I use quotations marks here because this “tour” consisted of putting on a mask, wiping hands with sanitizer, following arrows to the counter and speaking to book-sellers about taking some copies of my novel House of Crows to sell.
It was fun. People who own bookstores are wonderful people with a passion for books and the time to talk to you, at least in small towns. And the bookstores have such wonder names like “Laughing Oyster” (Courtney) “Blue Heron” (Comox) and “Window Seat Books” (Nanaimo).
So now House of Crows is available in those stores and at Coho Books in Campbell River, Salamander Books in Ladysmith and Volume One in Duncan. The Mulberry Bush Bookstores in Parksville and Qualicum Beach are not taking consignment books at this time, but I’m sure they’ll order it for you, so don’t be shy. Go in and ask for it.
I urge you during this time of crisis to patronize your local booksellers and buy a book by a local writer. If you’re on Vancouver Island, I’m a local writer! Even if you don’t like historical fiction (it’s local history), I’m sure you know someone who’d like to read it.
And after you read it, could you leave a review at Amazon.ca? Word of mouth is the best advertisement there is! Thanks.