Sunday July 22 Chapters Chinook Centre, Calgary 11 AM to 3 PM
MY FIRST "MEET THE AUTHOR" IN-BOOKSTORE EVENT
Woo hoo! Great "meet the author" event at Indigo Books in downtown Calgary. THANKS for terrific support from bookstore staff. And SUPER THANKS to my friends who showed up for a photo op with the soon-to-be-world-famous author!
NEW BOOKSTORE OUTLET Owl's Nest Books in Calgary now has a significant inventory of my books And I'm doing a "meet the author / signing" event there on August 18, 11 to 2 LONG LIVE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORES!
UPCOMING EVENTS readings, signings, meet the author
- July 22: Chapters Chinook location, Calgary - August 11: Art on the Lawn, Okotoks - August 18: Owls' Nest Books, Calgary - scroll down....
OWL'S NEST BOOKS
My 'meet the author / book signing' event at Calgary's Owl's Next Books is scheduled for August 18 But already the great book-loving folks at Owl's Nest are promoting the event! Click below for more about this event. HOLLY QUAN AT OWL'S NEST BOOKS
Owl's Nest Books is among Calgary's favourite and most enduring independent bookstores. They support local authors and they're worthy of attention and support.
My thanks to everyone who came out, thanks to Lisa Best for the photos, and big hugs to gallery owner Michael Warren for hosting this event.
Saturday June 2 ART IN THE PARK Turner Valley
Thanks to my friend and mentor Pat Lathrop for assisting with this event. Great to meet so many people who've read the book (and loved it!) Great to create awareness for the book And what a lovely day, warm and sunny, perfect!
NEWS! The Sow's Ear Cafe is available from Shelf Life Books, 1302 - 4 St SW Calgary Thank you Shelf Life Books!
PAST EVENTS - GREAT REVIEWS
Great reading event April 29 at Shelf Life Books in Calgary - see photos below! Thanks to everyone who braved the elephants (ha! cool and grey...) to attend a really fun reading. My event buddy Teresa van Bryce was so entertaining and read from her book House of the Blue Sea - a good fit with my book, may parallel themes. And - despite my sore throat and fading voice! - I read from The Sow's Ear Cafe. Great discussion and Q&A followed! lovely to see so many friends and family!
I've been getting such kind reviews and support from readers:
"Thank you for writing such an enjoyable book!" - MK, Turner Valley -- from someone who NEVER reads novels (reads non-fiction instead)
"Could barely put it down, hated to finish it, Slowed down my reading at the end not wanting to finish it, and might have to read it again, 'cause I loved it. Beautifully written, Holly, loved your people, they were real. Please write another one!" - KB, Calgary
NEWS! The Sow's Ear Cafe is now available online at Chapters / Indigo, iBooks (at the Apple iTunes store) and on my new author page on Amazon.com.
March 10 book launch event at Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, Alberta. THANKS to friends and family who made this event sparkle as brightly as the art on the gallery walls! And thanks to Gervais Goodman for the photos.
BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!
Thanks to the great folks at FriesenPress, I now have hardcover and softcover books on hand - ready for my book launch event on March 10 (see below) -- plus other book events, bookstore consignment, book clubs and more! Contact me to get your copy, or go to About The Book.
BOOK LAUNCH Come celebrate the launch of Holly Quan's debut novel, The Sow's Ear Cafe
The event will be on Saturday, March 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. At Bluerock Gallery in Black Diamond, AB
SPONSORED PROGRAM HOUR ON CKUA
Listen to "Alberta Morning" with host Grant Stovel on CKUA radio to hear a selection of music related to The Sow's Ear Cafe Tuesday March 6, 7 to 8 a.m. MST
DID YOU KNOW?Chapter titles in the book are drawn from songs by Canadian singer-songwriters, including James Keelaghan, Anne Loree, Connie Kaldor, Jesse Winchester, Gordon Lightfoot, David Wilkie and Stewart McDougall.