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7 events in 15 days. Plus a convention.

So the tour starts tomorrow. The line-up of events is confirmed, crash-couches in each city, a car rented, and a book in hand. And off I go. Here’s the schedule for the next few weeks.

Tuesday, May 6, 7 p.m. – Kitchener-Waterloo Launch at DVLB
Reading with Tom Cho (Look Who’s Morphing) and Carrie Snyder (Hair Hat, The Juliet Stories, and the forthcoming Girl Runner) at Death Valley’s Little Brother, a scotch and espresso bar on King Street in Waterloo. This is my hometown – in the sense of where-I-grew-up – launch.
(Facebook event and details)

Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m. – Peterborough Launch at the Trend
I’ll be reading solo for this one. I hear it’s a hopping spot for readings, so here’s hoping the trend (so to speak) holds. And of course there will be books, signing, drinks, and snacks.
(Facebook event and details)

Friday, May 9, 12-4 p.m. – Signing at the Rideau Chapters (Ottawa)
(47 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON)
Come on down and keep me company! Just me and a stack of books, hanging out. And hopefully a few people dropping in, buying books, getting them signed.

Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m. – Reading and Signing at Backbeat Books & Music
Gotta say, I like the sound of this place. Music and Books? Sounds perfect to me. Never spent any time in Perth before, but I can think of a lot worse ways to get to know a town.
(Facebook event and details)

Tuesday, May 13, 6 p.m. – Montreal Launch at Paragraphe Books
Reading with Linda Besner (The Id Kid) and Alice Zorn (Ruins & Relics and Arrhythmia), who will no doubt carry the show. And I’ll be reading too. Haven’t been to Montreal for a few years now, and though I’ve never lived there, I do miss that city.
(Facebook event and details)

Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m. – Ottawa Launch at Venus Envy
It’s a book launch at a sex shop. How awesome is that? My second co-launch with Tom Cho, and given the venue, I suspect it may get a wee bit smutty.
(Facebook event and details)

Wednesday, May 21 – ChiSeries Toronto at the Round Venue
Hosted by Sandra Kasturi, there’s a whole crowd of us for this one. Canadian SF at its finest, with readings from Tony Burgess, Hugh A.D. Spencer, Dale Sproule, plus musical performances by Kari Maaren and Peter Chiykowski. It’s going to be a blast and then some.
(Facebook event and details)

May 23-26 – WisCon 38 in Madison Wisconsin
As a WisCon rookie, I’m really looking forward to this. WisCon bills itself as “the world’s leading feminist science fiction convention,” and I’ve heard tremendous things. One reading scheduled for the Friday (May 23) at 4 p.m., and I’ll also be at the author sign-out on Monday (May 26). Over the rest of the convention, I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends and no doubt meeting several new ones as well.
(Wiscon Homepage)

Whew! Makes me tired—but also very excited—just thinking about it. And then… back to Edmonton. It’s going to be one hell of a month. And I mean that in the very best of ways.