In recent weeks I have participated in five book signing events to promote my new novel
Unleashed, which is about quirky characters in an urban off leash dog park. A fight for
survival of the park leads to political intrigue and both dogs and their owners struggle to
At a time when publishers of newspapers and books struggle to survive, it is incredibly encouraging to attend an event that brings together people who love the printed word and encourages and celebrates writers and their supporters.
Thanks to an interview conducted by Steve Paikin of TVOntario on his very popular public affairs show The Agenda, sales of Laughed Till They Cried have been brisk in the period leading up to the holidays and into the new year.
The Toronto launch on October 21 was a special evening organized and hosted by dear friends I worked with during my days at Queen’s Park as a journalist with The Toronto Star and later as Press Secretary to Premier William Davis.
For months now people who have published books have described to me the sheer ecstasy of seeing their books for the first time and holding them in their hands like a precious carving hewn from sheer hard work and imagination.