One of my favourite perks of working in publishing is meeting my favourite authors in person, and getting my books signed. August has shaped up to be a banner month. First I had the pleasure of meeting the marvelous Andrew Davidson, author of The Gargoyle. Andrew Davidson is awesome. Soft-spoken and modest, he took his time with each and every person who waited in the long line for him to sign their books. He patiently posed for pics with gushing fans like me.
A week later I met Andrew Pyper, at the TINARS launch of The Killing Circle. It was a great event, and the Gladstone ballroom was packed. Andrew is a funny guy, and not afraid to speak his mind. In conversation with Nathan Whitlock, he talked about the satirical elements of the book (it has a lot of fun with the CanLit scene) and confessed they were a little more prevalent in the first version of the novel. He reminded us that plot is not a dirty word—a book is more entertaining when stuff actually happens!
Do attend a TINARS event some time—they are a fresh, fun alternative to traditional readings. See you there! I’m the geek standing in line with my book and my camera.