On Wednesday, April 27th, I experienced my first author book signing. It took place at Indigo Spirit TD Square, in downtown Calgary. Most of this store’s patrons are office workers on their lunch hour, so we scheduled the signing from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Since we hadn’t organized the event with enough lead time for Indigo to order extra [...]
Archive for April, 2011
Deadly Fall is # 1 again today on the Calgary Herald Bestsellers Fiction List. That’s 6 consecutive weeks at # 3 or higher. I didn’t expect this.
On Wednesday, April 27, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, I’ll be at Indigo Spirit TD Square, 317 – 7th Avenue SW, Calgary, signing copies of my new novel Deadly Fall, a murder mystery set in Calgary. Feel free to drop by to give me support or pass along the information to friends who work downtown.
Deadly Fall hangs in for its fifth consecutive week in the top three of the Calgary Herald Fiction Beseller List – bumped by Canada’s terrific science fiction writer, Robert J. Sawyer.
Friday, en route to Costco, Will and I visited Chapters in Chinook Mall. The store was reasonably crowded for a weekday, but few booksellers prowled the aisles. We found three copies of Deadly Fall on the shelf - the computer had said there were four. Since there was no one in the checkout line, I asked a [...]
Deadly Fall is # l on the Calgary Herald Fiction Bestsellers List for the second week in a row and its fourth consecutive week on the charts. http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Calgary+Bestsellers/4590358/story.html
Our weekly Wednesday walk took place in the city’s northwest. On the way, Will and I stopped at Chapters Dalhousie. Three copies of Deadly Fall stood on the shelf. We asked the manager about book signings. He looked up Deadly Fall on his computer and said the distributor allowed easy returns, so he’d be happy to host [...]
Monday morning, Will I drove south to Indigo South Trail in Douglasdale. I introduced myself to a bookseller standing near the entrance. She led us to the mystery section. Deadly Fall was on the shelves – four copies. We asked about arranging an author signing. She said, yes that would be a great thing to do [...]
Sunday’s sunny, mild weather turned post-blizzard Calgary into a winter wonderland. Will and I decided to go for walk in Fish Creek, where the paths, unlike Calgary’s sidewalks, are plowed. On the way, we stopped at Chapters Shawnessy. Once more, no Deadly Fall was on the shelves. A bookseller looked the book up on her computer and [...]
My husband Will and I have been following Deadly Fall’s appearances in Chapters/Indigo stores on the company website. Saturday, four copies were recorded for the store closest to us – Chapters MacLeod Trail. Excited, we drove through Calgary’s freak April blizzard to see how Deadly Fall looked on the Chapters shelf. As we entered the [...]