Sunday, May 29, 2011
Yesterday I read at Benjamin Books in Rothesay. My publisher Terrilee Bulger drove from PEI to attend while her two dogs waited patiently in her car. The crowd was small but warm and very receptive. I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely couple (The Laskey Collective) and they shared their own stories of loss and healing. Rickie, Waylon. Eva and Sunny were part of the attentive listeners. ( actually Sunny fell asleep). Eva asked a very thought provoking question and brought tears to her Nanny Sue's eyes. My wonderful former principal arrived and recieved words of praise for the support he offered " Mrs Montague " in the year she cried. I signed a few books and had the pleasure of seeing my books stacked amongst the vast selection of children's books in Mary Ann Gallagher's delightful book store. Thank you Mary Ann and Benjamin Books!
Friday, May 20, 2011
WOW ! It was amazing. On Thursday evening May 19th I launched my novel The Year Mrs. Montague Cried. It was held in my home community on the beautiful Kingston Peninsula at the Farmer's Market in a great room filled with 200 of my closest friends and family. I was introduced so sensitively by my dear friend Ruth.My daughter and her husband and my granddaughter flew in from Alberta to surprise me and joined my son ,his wife , my other son , his girlfriend and my husband surrounding me with love and support. My Mom and Dad , a favorite aunt , two special cousins and their spouses and all the in laws in the area were there as well. Friends,neighbors former collegues and many former students made the night complete. I signed loads of books and received a lot of hugs and warm words . Afterwards I unwound at home with a group of the people I love most in the world.People are holding and reading my book , a book hard written and deeply felt. Zac was right there with me and I couldn't be more thankful for the book's launching and the manner in which it was recieved.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
May 15,2011 Another wet day. Waiting for the sun to come out so we can start the gardening season of 2011. I expect this will be a busy week getting ready for the launch on Thursday. Perhaps it will not be as emotional as last week was when I finally received my books in the mail. I will continue to prepare to share something that is so personal and meaningful to me as I let the book out . I am so pleased with the finished product and so thankful for the entire experience. What ever the launch turns out to be I will be happy.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
My publisher has recieved my book . I should have ten copies in my hands Monday or Tuesday. I can hardly wait. It has come together and there is now a book called The Year Mrs. Montague Cried written by Susan White. From the first thought to it's finished form has been a journey. I am so thankful for how that journey has evolved. Now I put it out there and it will take it's own trajectory.
Monday, May 2, 2011
May is here which means I am that much closer to holding my book in my hands. It should be back from the printer by the 10th. Launch on the 19th. In many ways I still don't believe it is happening. I have been trying since I won the AWC in August to get my head around the fact that after all the hours of writing and revising and all the teatrs that were cried the book that took form over the years since we lost Zac is going to be a reality. I am so thankful for all the people that assisted in giving it life. I look forward to the celebration of "The Year Mrs. Montague Cried" this month and in the months that follow. Now I need to get my head around letting it go just like a parent lets a child out in to the world not knowing what lies ahead.