An interview on WillFul

Alison Garwood-Jones has started a new project called Willful (www.WillfulProject.com) “that tracks how artists work, thrive and survive,” and she was kind enough to interview me!
Check the series out on YouTube:

Willful interview

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Manitoba Book Week was fantastic!

This photo was taken by reporters from The Brandon Sun
This photo was taken by reporters from The Brandon Sun

I had a fabulous time travelling around Manitoba for Book Week 2016, and I cannot thank all the fans, librarians, teachers and students enough for that.

I got the opportunity to meet students at Crocus Plains School, Ravenscourt School, Wellington School, Samuel Burland School, MacGregor Elementary and Yellowquill, and many other fabulous students along the way at libraries and events.

Thank you so much for the memories!

TD Canadian Book Week 2016
Brandon, Winnipeg & Portage la Prairie
Coles Book Store
Shoppers Mall, Brandon, MB
6:30 – 8pm
Brandon Branch Library
Brandon, Winnipeg
10:30 – 11:30am
Neepawa Branch Library
Neepawa, MB
2 – 3pm
Portage la Prairie Library
Portage la Prairie, MB
11:15am – 12:15pm
Whodunnit Bookstore – 165 Lilac Street
Winnipeg, MB
7pm
Pinawa Library Branch
Pinawa, MB
2:15 – 3:15pm
Coles Bookstore Kildonan Place
Winnipeg, MB
12:30 – 2:30pm

Authors for Indies 2016

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That’s me holding one my fav books of the year The Thrilling Adventures Of Lovelace And Babbage: The (mostly) True Story Of The First Computer

This year I was honored to support two Book City locations in Toronto, the St. Clair and Yonge store and then, the Beaches store. What a fantastic day for independent bookstores! Thank you to everyone who came out!

Updated: Swag successes

So if we’re measuring the most popular swag so far, I have to say that my new stickers are far out-stripping the bookmarks and the postcards I’ve created in the past. Perhaps not surprisingly, Nerissa is the most popular of the three. I need to print some new ones as I totally ran out last week at the Kitchener Chapters event. Also, I need to create a Brian sticker and I’m thinking of a Scotland Yard sticker – any other suggestions?

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Vaughan BookFest

Come on out!
Come on out!

I’m headed out to lovely Vaughan today for their BookFest at 300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue – come say ‘Hi!’ to me and these other fine authors & illustrators:

Francesca Pelaccia
Horane Smith
Sheila Horne
Winnifred Matilda Walcott
M.J. Moores
Earl Tucker
Nanci Pattendon
Barbara Natress
Teresa Madaleno
Kern Carter
Bill Gladstone
Jessima Murray
Elliott Katz
Emile D. Murad
Clarke Wallace
Maria Zarrone
Rosemary Sadlier
Mahendra (Moe) Vyas

Classroom visits and Teachers Guides

Classroom full of kids!
A classroom full of awesome kids!

I’ve been visiting classrooms in Toronto a couple times a month and it’s always a fabulous time. I do Skype classrooms only every couple of months but I’d love to do more of those to expand my range beyond the Toronto-area.

I find that the kids are generally really curious about the process it takes to go from writer to published author and beyond. Many of them have real aspirations to write books and I can’t tell you how humbling it is to encourage them to believe in themselves and hope I someday get a signed copy of their books.

This week I dropped off some copies of my Teachers Guide as well, I think printing it off and leaving it with the lovely teachers who invite me to their classrooms is the least I can do.

If you want to book me to come talk to your grade-school kids (or if you’re a parent who wants to pass this on to the school librarian or teacher) please drop me an email. I can talk about any number of writing-related subjects including tagging into an upcoming writing assignment. Just email me at karmicangie at gmail.com!

Authors for Indies day in Canada

Outside BookCity at St. Clair & Yonge!
Outside BookCity at St. Clair & Yonge!

Very excited to be participating in Authors for Indies this year, so if you’re looking for my recommended book(shelves) come on down to Book City at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto!

I’ll be there all morning with a bunch of fellow authors showing people around.

The idea is simple: authors owe a lot to our independent local bookstores and this is our one day a year to <officially> show our appreciation!