Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Author Appearance - I'm Not Bluffing

I'll be making an appearance at the Chapters in Sudbury on Saturday May 27th between 1:00 and 4:00 PM to promote my recently published story "Being Needed" which appears in the anthology Bluffs: Northeastern Ontario Stories from the Edge.

Your Scrivener Press and Chapters Sudbury are hosting a "Meet the Authors Session" and I'll be accompanied by several other contributors to Bluffs and its sister anthology Outcrops.

1:00 - 2:00: Mark Leslie, Sean Costello, Richard deMeulles, Ines Habara (Bluffs) - Margo Little (Outcrops)
2:00 - 3:00: Colin Hayward, Vera Constantineau (Outcrops) - Charlie Smith, Linda M. Bayley, Ines Habara (Bluffs)
3:00 - 4:00: Vickie McGauley, Mark Leslie, Ines Habara (Bluffs) - Susan Eldridge-Vautour, Sue Scherzinger (Outcrops)

Allow me to sound like a drooling fan (which is what I am), but I'm delighted that I get to do a book signing event with Sean Costello. I remember discovering his first novel Eden's Eyes when I was a teenager and being overwhelmed that such a brilliantly talented writer of horror stories could actually live in my own community.

I never thought that fifteen plus years later, Sean and I would be friends, bouncing manuscripts back and forth between each other for comments and critique, that he would be the one to convince me to get off my ass and release a collection of my previously published stories and that I'd have the honour of appearing in the same anthology as him.

I'm also going to be bringing my copy of Outcrops to the event so I can get autographs from the authors of this wonderful anthology. (See my review of Outcrops here). I guess I just can't escape the fact that while I call myself a writer, I'm a reader and lover of books and authors first.


Sheri said...

wow! Awesome news. I hope you have a smashing time rubbing elbows with all those other authors.

Wish I could go!

Melly said...

Sudbury? Oh, too bad for me.
Have a great time and hope it's a smashing success.

Becca said...

OMG!! That's incredible!!! Congratulations, and ENJOY!

Virginia said...

Those publications look like a lot of fun! What great covers! Congrats on the book signing. Sounds like a hoot!

Kimberly said...

that's great news Mark...have fun signing in Sudbury.

Rainypete said...

A bit far for me to make the trip, although I do love the drive to Sudbury (once you clear the bottom of the 400 that is). Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.

Anonymous said...

Nice colors. Keep up the good work. thnx!