Local Happenings

Yesterday while I was reading my local newspaper I came across this little ad in there for my local indie bookstore:

As any book blogger will say they love going to author events and I am no exception especially when they are super close to where I live.

I have to say that before this I have never heard of Sheree Fitch and I have to admit that I am a little ashamed since she is an East Coaster just like me. My Canadian readers will know what I am taking about when I say East Coasters, right guys? For everyone else its referred to as the Atlantic provinces. I grew up in New Brunswick and Sheree was raised in Miramichi (which is actually about 45 minutes to an hour from where I grew up), Moncton, Fredericton New Brunswick. Sheree now lives in Nova Scotia.

She is going to be at Babar promoting two of her books Mable Murple and Pluto’s Ghost. Sheree’s written two adult novels, three young adult books, several children’s books, and much more.

I will be going to the 2pm showing to hear her read Mable Murple because I will be in the village at that time and I am hoping to pick up a copy of Mable Murple and get it signed for Michael and hopefully I will be able to get my copies of Pluto’s Ghost and The Gravesavers signed as well along with some photos. Fingers crossed.

A children’s classic now back in print with new illustrations What if there was a purple planet with purple people on it? Sheree Fitch answers this question with a zany tongue-twister of a poem featuring Mabel Murple, a daredevil who rides a purple motorbike through purple puddles, skis on purple snow, and on her pancakes pours maple syrple. With a rich and vivid purple palette, Sydney Smith’s brand-new illustrations reflect the wild joy in this classic poem.Originally published in 1995, Mabel Murple won the Ann Connor Brimer award for children’s literature.

“Murderer. It’s one kick in the belly of a word isn’t it? Has a taste, too. It tastes like barbed wire and has wild hyena eyes. Murderer. Murder-her. Did he? Did I? That’s when I remember what I want to forget.”

Jake Upshore has loved Skye Derucci since before he can remember. Volatile, complex and frustrated (he’s got a label disorder from all the labels he’s been given) at the best of times, Jake’s on a desperate quest to find Skye before she aborts the baby he believes is his. As he hurtles headlong toward certain tragedy, Jake relives the fatal choices he’s made and the powerful forces that have led him to this to end. A gripping thriller and a heart-wrenching love story, Pluto’s Ghost is a raw and powerful novel about anger, escape, and redemptive love.

You can check out Sheree’s website by clicking on her name.

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Local Happenings In My Neck of Woods #2

I literally just found out about this today when I was in the Chapters near me because I picked up a few things for Michael and I was given a few book marks in my bag at the check out.

Sadly I was there earlier in the week because I went in to renew my iRewards card and picked up a few books because they had the buy 3 get the 4th one free promotion happening and never got anything about this.

I am thinking that this is a commission author as I couldn’t find her book through the Chapters website. Also I didn’t see any other advertising for this in the store.

Anyway, tomorrow July 3rd Lesley Fletcher will be at the Chapters, Pointe Claire from 1 to 4pm signing her very first book called Prom Girls.


PROM GIRLS is full of surprises and adventure captured in the language of today’s youth. Encompassing four distinct paths, with focus on the year of being seventeen and graduating from High School, the reader is lured in all the glory, fun and realism of the celebration of youth. While reading the stories, it is inevitable that the reader will be at once inspired by memories of the past and anticipation of the future. In Prom Girls, the celebration of High School graduation is visited from the beginning of the final high school year until the Grand Event, with snippets of past events, multi-cultural references and some of the author’s personal encounters. It is written in a way that addresses questions and speaks directly to the reader. From the nostalgic, faceless characters of over fifty original water colour images to the realistic exploits and escapades of Prom Night , Lesley Fletcher captures the imagination and hearts of the very young and the very old. The memories that are gained at seventeen years old last a lifetime.

Lesley Fletcher is an author with stories to tell using more than merely words. Her illustrations illuminate the way, not only to writing but to spiritual fulfilment and immense pleasure. She loves to laugh, listen to music, dance, exercise, travel and delve deeper into humanity and religion. Whether it is a five star hotel or a sleeping bag on the ground, Lesley will easily adjust to and enjoy the moment. Lesley is currently living in the West Island suburbs of Montreal where she continues to write, attend art classes and create art. Her involvement with Habitat for Humanity, Literacy Unlimited and her quest for truth and learning on an International level feeds the woman, artist and writer in her soul.

I am going to attempt to go tomorrow if I can because I love to support local authors and I think they deserve to be recognized.

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Local Happenings In My Neck of Woods

Montrealers Carmen and Caitlin are finally ready for another vacation in Florida, but Miami may be even more dangerous than it was during their last trip. Caitlin’s fiance, Mike, is already there for work. While waiting for the duo at a posh new development, he makes a connection with one of the complex’s permanent residents – a Hispanic beauty whose family is well known to police. After Mike survives a harrowing experience of his own, he becomes convinced that the husband of his new female friend has a double operating within the high-security building. Is Mike imagining things? Or is a major crime happening right under their noses?

Who Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan
What Signing of the fifth novel in the Caitlin Donovan series, The Dead
When Saturday June 12, 2010, from 12 noon to 3:30 pm
Where Chapters Pointe Claire, 6321 Trans Canada Highway/Complexe
Pointe-Claire (across the street from Fairview Shopping Centre)

One of my favorite things to do is wonder around local bookstores looking at books with no particular title or author in mind and talking to the staff. Upon a recent visit and talking to a staffer I was recommended this book & author.

I was handed the book and proceeded to read that back and I was curious by the storyline so I picked it up. I have to say I haven’t read the book yet and probably won’t get to read in time of the book signing but I wanted to spot light this local author and her booksigning in case any local readers of this blog would be interested in it.

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