I’m honoured to have an article featuring a review of my book, along with two wonderful books, published in Image Journal. In “Piercing the Fog of God,” author and professor Samuel Martin, who is also an alumnus of Redeemer University and the U of T Creative Writing program, explores connections between Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Revelation,” my short story, “Ears to Hear,” as well as stories from collections by Kristin Valdez Quade and Chanelle Benz. I’ve long been a fan of Image and am grateful for the work they do in exploring faith and the arts.
This weekend is an exciting one in Hamilton as the annual Supercrawl Festival will be taking over James St. North. I’ll be visiting and reading at the Author Tent at Circus Stage, on Saturday at 2:00pm. Stop by to say hi or buy a book!
BlogTO wrote a piece about the Carry On Books vending machine. What a great initiative by Literary Press Group, funded by Canada Book Fund.
Billy Bishop airport on Toronto Island just got a book vending machine, and The Whole Beautiful World is in it! It’s called Carry On Books, and was created by Literary Press Group. Read more about it in this Toronto Star article.
This week, radio station CMFU out of MacMaster University, aired an interview I did with Jamie Tenant, host of the show Get Lit. It was awesome to hang out with Jamie, also a Hamilton author, in the studio, and chat a little about The Whole Beautiful World, as well as my writing journey. You can listen to the podcast of the interview on Jamie’s blog here.
I and two other Brindle & Glass authors did an interview with 49th Shelf this week. You can read some of my thoughts along with the responses of Sue Bedford and Shekhar Paleja here, or you can hear us live tomorrow night at Ben McNally Books in Toronto!
In the busyness of gritLIT a few weeks ago, I neglected to post about this: I am honoured to receive first place in gritLIT’s non-fiction competition. The winning essay, “How to Crochet a Mourning Shawl,” examines some of the history of crochet, and my experiences with this hobby, my relationship with my mothers and mourning her death, and women’s work in the domestic sphere.