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June 19, 2017


After a wonderful birthday on Sunday, I am feeling thoroughly spoilt, loved and happy. It was such a relaxing day with my ‘kids’ – real one-on-one time with each of them.

This week I will be preparing for an author reading on Saturday. There will be local authors with some Writers Foundation members and Dream Write Publishing authors. I’m looking forward to reading from my newest manuscript, The Twesome Loop. (Official launch of the novel will be 30th September).

The best part of an author reading is the reaction to your words from the audience and the questions they ask.

summer author reading

As I was looking through my notes I found a past blog post which echoed this event. The tips for an author reading are still relevant.

How do you prepare for an author reading?

What part of a reading do you enjoy most?

Other events:


The Freewill Shakespeare Festival
The Merry Wives of Windsor & The Merchant of Venice
June 20 – July 16, 2017
Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park


Peakbagger’s Guidebook Signing

20 June – 19:00

 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3J5

Edmonton Story Slam June edition

20 June – 19:00–21:30
  • Mercury Room Yeg

    10575-114 st NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3J6

    Open Mic Featuring 2016 National Slam Champ Eitan

    20 June –   19:00–21:00

    Massawa Café & Bistro
    10153 – 97 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5H

    Why not share your local events too?


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  3. My son brought this book, Peakbagger’s Guidebook, home directly from the source (author’s mom), but after the signing date, so we missed the event at Audreys (Michael and I were both working that night anyway) — but what a coincidence! It’s a GREAT book full of so much information about the mountains and trails.


  4. Author readings:

    The best parts are meeting with other authors and visitors as well as hearing snippets from books.

    1. Select a piece that’s most relevant to the event and audience.
    2. Mark with a sticky (Post-It) or print the excerpt or article. (This is especially useful if you want to mark it up or leave notes for yourself.) I have my own Beyond the Precipice copy in which I pencil notes for readings.
    3. Review it to see what kind of introduction you need to give to orient the listeners.
    4. Rehearse.

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  5. Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

    I’m looking forward to the author reading on June 24 as well — and to the Twesome Loop on Sept. 30!

    Shakespeare in the Park — are you going? Let’s talk.

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