Sunday December 7th @
Future Hair Training Centre - 512 W Broadway
Come along for a drink, Q's & A's, signings, giveaways, & maybe a reading.
I am very excited to announce that Cynthia Skabar, owner of Future Hair Training Centre here in Vancouver, has kindly offered to hold my first book event.
I have been a loyal client of hers for over 5 years now, and every cut & colour has been perfect. I am blown away (no pun intended) by the amount of support that both Cynthia and her staff have shown me since I casually announced one day (with head full of foil!) that I was in the process of publishing my first novel.
Hope to see you there...
I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to hold a launch event in early December at the hair salon and training school I use here in Vancouver.
This will be an opportunity for anyone locally who is interested in meeting me & finding out more about my book. There will be giveaways, book signings and maybe a steamy little reading from Bruises.
Watch this space for more information....
I was recently featured on a blog for an 'In The Spotlight' interview...
What inspired you to write Bruises?
"A number of things actually, mostly personal. A couple of years ago a number of things were going on in my life. I turned 40 for a start, which I had no problem with in itself, but I began to realise that I’d lost my identity..."
"...As a homemaker I was quietly going brain dead. I needed some stimulation, something just to get my mind working again and cleanse it of Octonauts and Fireman Sam. So, while out walking the dog my little mind started to make a mental list of all the things I would change ‘if I wrote a book’ – HA! If I wrote a book, I would laugh to myself..."
How long did it take you to write and publish your debut novel?
"Approximately 18 months. I began secretly writing on my iPad, which, incidentally, I don’t recommend. I wrote the first 5 chapters on the touch screen over about 2 months, and they were shocking. So shocking that my husband refused to continue reading after the first couple and dismissed the whole thing as a waste of time..."
"Have you always wanted to write a book?
Never in a million!... I went to an all-girls Catholic Convent school, taught by nuns. I was not one of the ‘in’ crowd, a nobody really…I could never write ‘that’ kind of book!"
You can read the full interview at Shaz's book Blog
Sharon was also celebrating her 3rd anniversary of blogging so I donated a signed copy of Bruises as part of her giveaway celebrations. Congratulations to Tia Jenkins in sunny California, I hope she enjoys the book!
Also, don't forget that you can get your copy of Bruises direct from my publisher, from Amazon and other major online bookstores.