l-r: Julie Paul, Ariel Gordon, Arleen Paré, Jane Eaton Hamilton
I was so delighted last night to read from my new book for the first time with these amazing artists.
Absorbing, intriguing, touching reading in Victoria with the GG poetry nominee, Arleen Paré, reading from Lake of Two Mountains, Julie Paul reading from The Pull of the Moon, and Ariel Gordon reading from Stowaway. I was in such good company! Thanks very much to Russell Books and Vanessa Herman. Look at how beautiful Russell Books is with its wall to wall vintage books; Victoria is lucky indeed. (And oh, the delicious reading ahead as I read all these collections.) It was a special treat to read in front of Patricia Young, my editor for the book. You would think, nah–if anyone knows all my literary flaws, it’s her–but I shook through the whole thing. I think it was something like having to make your parent proud.