cs lewis said, ” we read to know we are not alone.”
So come out to WORD Vancouver and be with people. Sept. 24-28th, free readings, mine is on Sept.28th at 1:45 at the Vancouver Public Library. more here
Wow. That’s is all I can say really. It was my first writer’s festival, i thought i would be reading to 20 people, over 450 in the audience. I have always loved the CS Lewis quote, ” we read to know we are not alone>” Up there on the stage looking out at such a large, warm, supportive crowd i realized i write to know i am not alone, too.
Special thanks to Cathie Roy of the Coast Reporter for sharing these pics from that day. The first is book signing after the reading, the one with the big smile is right after i came off the stage. Nice shot Cathie, she was smart, after taking pictures at the stage she ran ahead and was in the tent where i sign books after the reading. She caught that moment of relief and joy.
It was a great pleasure to sit down for an interview with the very talented Raji Kabli of Shaw TV in Victoria. I blabbed for a solifd half hour and she did an excellent job of finding the gold in the rock.
It was filmed in the basement of the very amazing Russell Books in Victoria.
Zoom magazine is by the most beautiful publication on the Sunshine Coast, which is no surprise as it is designed and published by one of my favorite designers, Edmund Arceo. www.spiderplus.com You won’t finds anything negative in Zoom, just beautiful photographs and good intentions. And that is the beauty of an indie publication.
It’s not about dogs. One of my fave book reviews yet.
“I’ve got a huge amount of experience as a mountaineer. Armchair Expeditions Inc. I owe a lot to the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) main branch. I’ve rolled with Reinhold Messner on Nanga Parbat and was a microbe in his rucksack when he soloed Everest without the gas. A really cold microbe.”
Had the most enjoyable conversation with Thomas.
Day started with a visit to a very cool indie bookstore in Halifax called BookMark, then into the public gardens for a heart to heart phone interview with Tom Hall from Canadian National Geographic about book and film, 40 Days at Base Camp. www.40daysatbasecamp.com