Friday, December 12, 2008

Laurie Channer makes an author appearance in Ottawa to sign copies of
Godblog at Leishman Books on Saturday, November 29.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Godblog and The Year She Left (see earlier post) were launched at a
fine party at the Gladstone on November 24. A full house turned out
on a cold and rainy night, with barely room to squeeze in the door by
the time the author readings began.

Among the scenes I read was a post-coital scene from the early
chapters of Godblog (with appropriate apologies to my mom in the
crowd). I'm happy to read to an audience of one, so this was
exponentially more fun. It's amazing how signing can keep the author
too busy to socialize with her guests, but they all seemed to have fun
meeting each other as the various parts of my world collided. That's
the real fun of a launch -- when your friends meet your coworkers and
your volunteer buddies meet your family and everyone's there to
celebrate your accomplishment. And pick up an autographed,
coffee-ring stamped copy of the book, of course!