It seems that Republic of Dirt came in as the #2 bestselling new release in Canada at the indies and the #1 fiction new release. I cannot overstate how much I appreciate the support of our independent booksellers. Oh hell, I appreciate everyone who sells, buys and reads books.
In other news, I wrote a little piece for The Savvy Reader about the art (attempted art?) of writing sequels. I am now a frequent sequel offender.
And if you’re free, please join me, Julie Paul and Marguerite Pigeon at the Vancouver Writers Fest Incite event this Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library at 7:30 for reading, conversation and general entertainment. I’m told author Susin Nielsen will be in the audience and she may bust out some interpretive dance moves to take the heat off me if my reading doesn’t go as planned.
And for those Vancouver Islanders interested in helping me launch Republic into the world, please join us at Munro’s Books in Victoria on March 4 at 7:30:
… or join us in Nanaimo on March 7.