The night was absolutely magical.
That’s the only way I can describe the Toronto Book Launch for my first novel, See What Flowers.
So many of my closest friends and family gathered together at The Steady Café and Bar to celebrate my book being published. I could feel the warmth of love all night. I truly appreciated that so many people made the effort to partake in this special night.
The night, MC’d by Rachael Glassman, began with a musical performance by my amazingly talented friend, Keira Loukes. Her choice of songs: hopeful, angry, sad, accepting, perfectly captured the theme of love and mental illness that centres the novel.
Keira’s performance was followed by an “Author Q & A” led by Toronto-writer, Louise Johnson, a friend of mine from summers spent in Norway Bay, Québec (who I previously interviewed for the Inspiring Women Series). Louise asked me about my writing process, the inspiration behind the book, and some content-specific questions about See What Flowers.
I closed the night by reading three passages from the novel that I felt showed the characters of Adam Davison and Emma Watters, as well as two of the settings: Toronto and the Canadian Arctic.
Oh, and then I signed the book that I wrote! How cool!
For more photos and details about the book, check out Louise’s post about the Toronto Book Launch for See What Flowers.
See What Flowers is available to purchase as both a paperback and eBook on Amazon.
Stay tuned for info about an Ottawa event in August!
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