This is what I saw when I got up before dawn and drove across the bald prairies to the Writers Guild of Alberta's Book Lovers Christmas Sale in Edmonton.
Here's a pic of me taken by Karen Bass who did not heed my directive against second chins in photos.
|Check out the groovy kool earrings - more on that in an upcoming blog post!|
Here's a pic of Karen Bass, award winning author of young adult novels Run Like Jager and Summer of Fire.
Then there were readings at the Book Lovers Christmas Sale. If you ever need to rehearse for a presentation - the bathrooms at the Edmonton Public Library have great acoustics. Not to mention an audacious pink/green combo that blasted right out of the late 60s.
Marty Chan was up first. He talked about his latest novel for middle grade readers the Mystery of the Cyber Bully.
Marty is a super cool writer who gave me a great quote for the back of the book cover for Dead Bird through the Cat Door. "This delightful novel places author Jan Markley in the catbird seat among funny mystery writers." - Marty Chan. You'll have to check out the rest of the quote on the inside of the book!
Then it was my turn to read. I read a scene from Dead Bird through the Cat Door, talked about both books and the Megabyte Mystery series, and answered questions about writing.
|I'm totally rocking the pashmina!|
|She's not really a vampier - she's just pale because she lives up north |
where the sun never shines ... wait a minute ... are you thinking what I'm thinking!?
This week at the Book Lovers Christmas sale, Colleen came forward to challenge the title and declared herself Jan's biggest fan. That declaration gets you the indignation of your pic on the blog.
|Colleen and I having a writerly conversation while |
flipping through two of the books she bought.
Don't forget the contest to win a copy of a newly minted Dead Bird through the Cat Door. Details on Magic of the Muses, Eileen Schuh's blog. Deadline is Friday.