Deep in my Sasquatch writing cave

Dear Bloggowers, if you've been wondering where I've been lately, I've been deep in my Sasquatch writing cave preparing for some up coming presentations.   

I'll be presenting at the Calgary Young Writer's Conference (put on by the Calgary Board of Education) at the end of the month. Looking forward to spending the day with some super keen kids who are giving up their saturday to learn more about writing. 

It's a Crime not to Read asked me back again this year, so I'll be presenting in four schools. It's a great early literacy program that involves the Calgary Police, the Calgary Public Library, Calgary Board of Education, and Calgary Rotary.  

Then I'll be going into a high school to talk about what it's like having a career as a writer. 

Monkey Shines Book Store invited me to their final book club meeting of the year. It will have a year end book club party feel to it (cake for the youngings and wine for the oldins). 
That's Tuesday April 26th at 7 pm. There are still spots open - it's a kid and adult club where both read the books. We'll be discussing both Dead Frog on the Porch and Dead Bird through the Cat Door . 

And just in case I'm not spreading my self around enough - Deb Marshal of Just Deb blog fame will post, on Monday, an interview she did with me. She's a library lady and story teller who shares her passion for reading and writing books for children and young adults. And she's an all round positive person and enthusiastic supporter of the children's writing community. 

Phew ... time for a nap ...
This is a house made out of books. Wish it were my house.


Anonymous said…
Thanks for the shout outs! And. Oh. My. How fabulous is that book club for adults and kids to read your books (kind of like a mother daughter "thing") LOVE it. Might have to check it out and see it there is still room!

And now...back to your cave you writerly sasquatch you. Back I say. Well, except for the interview tomorrow :P
Jan Markley said…
Anytime Deb. Yes it does sound like a fabulous idea for a book club. It would be great to have you pop on by. I did escape my Sasquatch writing cave this afternoon to attend a literary salon. I'll blog about it soon!
Anonymous said…
Sounds like a plan on the pop by--going to mark it on the calendar. And looking forward to hearing about your literary salon!
Jan Markley said…
Thanks Deb. The literary salon post will be in a couple of days.
Talli Roland said…
Yikes, you've been busy, Jan!

Love the house made out of books... :) Happy weekend!
Jan Markley said…
Yes, Tallie, been busy. Will spend time working on my presentations today. I love the book house as well!

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