When in Victoria, you need to do this: Victoria Food Tours Guided walking tours of Victoria's best downtown food venues!
UPCOMING EVENTS - readings, signings, meet the author: - June 2: Discovery Days Art Market, Turner Valley - June 9: Madrona Gallery, Victoria B.C. - July 14: Art on the Lawn, Okotoks - July 22: Chapters Chinook location, Calgary - August 11: Art on the Lawn, Okotoks
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
NEW Reading event Sunday April 29, 2 to 4 PM at Shelf Life Books 1302 - 4 Street SW, Calgary I'm sharing this event with Teresa van Bryce, author of House of the Blue Sea
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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. Go to my Bookstore page for links.
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.