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Friday, October 30, 2009

Four New Books Arrived

Four new books arrived on my desk today.




Looking forward to reading this weekend.

Friday, October 16, 2009

BookCamp Vancouver

If you heard my interview on CFAX 1070 and are looking for info on BookCamp Vancouver, here’s the link:


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Seattle’s Best Cupcakes

Just taunting you.

Seattle's Best Cupcakes

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Douglas & McIntyre Launches “Imagine That” Campaign

Chris Labonté, Douglas & McIntyre’s Assistant Publisher & Acquiring Editor, imagines a fiction program that features extraordinary writers. “Extraordinary writers willing to push the bounds of literature; to mess around with form and content and style; to bend genre and explore new ways of telling good stories.”

The result is the Fall 2009 “Imagine That” campaign and the Speak Easy podcast, hosted by John Burns.

Featured in my press kit are the following books.

Daniel O’Thunder: a Novel by Ian Weir


Heading South: a Novel by Dany Laferriere, translated by Wayne Grady


Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas


Also in my kit was a reminder that Douglas & McIntyre has been publishing Quebecois and French-Canadian literature in translation for nearly two decades. Included on the list are several works by Monique Proulx (I want to read Invisible Man at the Window) and works by Daniel Poliquin.

I’m looking forward to more podcasts and great fiction. Thanks for keeping me in the loop D&M.


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

So Many Books ... photo by Rachael Ashe

So many books so little time…

My friend Rachael Ashe brings photo canvases from imagination to life. She is currently working on a portrait series and recently I was in the camera light. But what really caught my eye was the altered books that she’s been working on.

If you like my photo, check out other work by Rachael.

Rachael’s Website
More Portrait Series and Other Photos on Flickr
Etsy for Rachael’s photography and altered books

Thank you Rachael for taking such a beautiful photo. And book nerds, you’ll notice that the majority of the books I picked are Canadian.