Category Archives: Book Signings


Book Launch Tomorrow

Sudbury, Ink - A Sudbury Writers' Guild Anthology (2016)

Just a reminder that we will be hosting the official book launch for Sudbury Ink this Saturday (Nov 12) at the Main Branch of the Sudbury Public Library on McKenzie Street between 1-3. Come out meet the contributors and here them read from their work. Books will be available for purchase for $15 at this event.

Come for the words and stay for cake!

We’ve also been getting some great press this week surrounding the book launch.

I did an interview on CTV News at Noon with Tamara Ischenko on the 10th. See link below.

Sudbury Ink – CTV Interview with Andy Taylor

Also the interview I did with the Sudbury Star ran on the same day – Nov 10th.

Sudbury Star – Sudbury Ink Book Launch

If you’re unable to make the event but would like a copy of the book. Please contact us through this page to make arrangements.

Between Silence and Fire – Kristan Cannon – Book Launch

Join author Kristan Cannon this Saturday November 5th as she launches the third book in her Kingdom of Walden series.

When: November 5th, 4pm to 6pm
Where: Salute Coffee, 2195 Armstrong St, Sudbury
Which book: Between Silence and Fire (3rd book of the Kingdom of Walden Series)

 
You can find out more information about Kristan and her book at her blog here –http://kristancannon.blogspot.ca/2016/10/between-silence-and-fire-book-three-of.html
 
And event details of the Sudbury event here at her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/202468973517905/
 
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Upcoming Book Launches By Guild Members

There are two upcoming book launches happening this week involving members of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild.

On Friday you can join Danielle Daniel in launching her powerful new memoir “The Dependent” being published by Latitude 46.

The Dependent Book Launch Party

Friday Sept 30th, 7-10 p.m.

Natura Events (at Verdicchio Ristorante) 1351 Kelly Lake Rd. Sudbury.

Live music by Natalie Crispo

Snacks provided / Cash Bar

Free admission – copies available for sale ($20 Each) and signing

Danielle recently had an article in the Sudbury Star discussing her new book and the launch – Link here – http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/09/25/book-capturessudbury-couples-struggle

If you are unable to make it out to the launch, you can order the book online via Amazon and Latitude 46 or come out to Chapters on the Kingsway on Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where Danielle will be hosting another signing.

The second book launch is by former Sudbury Poet Laureate and Guild member – Roger Nash, who is releasing his latest book of poetry “Zigzags” in celebration of Culture Days this coming Saturday Oct 1st.

Roger Nash’s Zigzags Book Launch

Saturday Oct 1st, 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Main Library – 74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

You can hear Roger reading from his new book in this CBC Interview here – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/roger-nash-zigzags-poetry-sudbury-1.3780539

Congrats to both Danielle and Roger and look forward to attending the events.

 

Creepy Capreol Launches!

Saturday, August 2nd was a big day — the official launch for Creepy Capreol: Chilling Tales From a Railroad Town.

 

Young Street was hopping all day, with hundreds of people gathered for Capreol Days. Vendors of all sorts were parked between King and Front — selling everything from food to jewellery. Things were just getting started when I arrived downtown at 9:30. I had a prime spot in front of Lynn’s Place and, with a few quiet spells, was kept busy throughout the day. In fact I sold an amazing 73 copies of Creepy Capreol! Of the original 120 I’m now down to 9 (I sold some before the launch and gave a few away). So it’s time to order more.

 

Capreol Days proved a big day for MadCap Publishing (my fledgling publishing company) in other ways too. CC sold extremely well, but even my older titles moved. Plus we received a full page spread in Saturday’s issue of the Sudbury Star — on Page 1 … of the Leisure Section. Bob Michelutti’s illustration looked great — I might cut it out and frame it!

 

Better still three of Creepy Capreol’s contributors made it out — Sudbury Writers’ Guild members Betty Guenette (with husband + dogs) and Lisa Coleman-Brown (and husband), plus former Capreol resident Jason Shayer (with his wife and kids). All three have now received their free contributor’s copy, and two got the original artwork for their story.

 

Fellow SWG member Renny Degrott-MacKinnon joined me to sell her book Family Business. She had a good day as well, selling nine copies and earning herself some fan mail.

 

Up next … Valley East Days in early September (Renny will be joining me there too) and the Terror Train/Fright Night events come late September through October. And maybe, maybe, a signing at Chapters and/or the City of Sudbury’s main library. Fingers crossed!

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Tracy Pepper — Dreamers & Doers Book Launch — Aug. 9

Tracy Pepper grew up in Hanmer. In 1985 she was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer and was not supposed to survive. Last year she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for ovarian cancer.

Here’s a link explaining her story: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/share-your-news-and-views/10231872/Cancer-survivors-drive-to-help-others

That accomplishment got her invited to contribute to a book project called Dreamers & Doers – inspirational stories of women who have climbed Kilimanjaro (see attached posters). Tracy loved the project because it supports another charity, every book sold buys a textbook for a child in Tanzania. They believe every child has the right to an education.

Tracy is now working with a charity in Tanzania and will be driving across Canada this summer collecting unwanted winter clothing for the porters of Kilimanjaro and school supplies for the Kilimanjaro Orphanage. She is also promoting this book and looking for businesses and book stores who would be interested in supporting this mission. Every book sold supports a charity that buys a textbook for a child in Tanzania.

Here’s a link to the video that explains the project.

http://vimeo.com/74199872

Tracy will be at the Fromagerie on Elgin on Saturday, August 9 at 3:00pm to tell her story, sell some books, and collect donations.

 

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Renny DeGroot – Family Business

On April 12th Renny DeGroot held a launch party for her novel Family Business at Fromagerie Elgin in Sudbury, Ontario.

Family Business by Renny Degroot

Family Business by Renny Degroot

Description from Renny’s website:

Set in the Netherlands against the backdrop of the Great Depression and through World War II, Family Business follows the story of Agatha Meijer and her sons, André and Johan, as they build their textile business, a business Agatha is determined her sons will carry on, regardless of their own desires.

Family tension comes to a head when the boys each take a stand, sending all their lives spinning in directions none of them would have ever anticipated, and making each of them question the true meaning of loyalty, love, and freedom.

The event was well attended and Renny was on hand to read from her novel and sign copies. Below are a few pictures from the event. If you want more information about the book or to order one, please visit Renny’s web site here

Book Launch Photos: Lisa Coleman-Brown

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Family Business by Renny DeGroot – Book Launch

Family Business by Renny Degroot

Family Business by Renny Degroot

Toadhollow Publishing invites you to the launch of Renny deGroot’s debut novel:

Family Business

When: 12th April (2 pm to 5 pm)

Where: Fromagerie Elgin

(5 Cedar St – enter on Elgin)

Please RSVP to:

toadhollowpublishing@toadhollowconsulting.ca