Some time ago I blogged about how this was going to be the Summer of Shameless Self-Promotion for me. I’m happy to report that I have been very busy behind the scenes arranging promotional events and activities for my book. I just wanted to let my devoted blog-readers know about a couple of dates you should mark on your calendar in red pen — but only if you live in St. John’s or Halifax (or nearby)!!
Sunday, September 17, 3:00 p.m. — Reading and signing The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson at Chapters on Kenmount Road in St. John’s.
Sunday, September 24, 3:30 p.m. — Reading at the Word on the Street Festival in Halifax. It takes place at Pier 23 on the Halifax Waterfront, so if you’re in Halifax or in driving distance, I’d love to see you there!
Watch this space for further developments in Shameless Self Promotion — every writer’s part-time job!
Oh — one more bit of SSP, but not so much along the literary lines. A couple of people kindly expressed some curiousity about the sermon I’m preaching this Saturday, Sept. 2. You can actually hear me live and in the flesh if you want to … just go to the VOAR website and click the “Listen Live” button if you want to hear me air my thoughts on the topic, “When God is Silent.” The church service starts at 11:00 a.m. Newfoundland time (9:30 a.m. Eastern); I’ll be speaking about 20 minutes or so into it. (Note to Sherry: Now that I’ve posted this, I hope you’re not playing a backup sermon tape this week! It is live, right?)
Even if you can’t listen to me, it’s worth following that link to VOAR anyway because, for this week anyway, there’s a rockin’ cool picture of my handsome husband and nice little write-up about him and his radio show on the front page. See? Shameless Spouse Promotion!