Sunday November 25 - 11 AM to 4 PM - Chapters Shawnessey- meet the author and book signing It's all about CHRISTMAS GIFTS Just sayin'
WHY I LOVE LIBRARIES
People think libraries are going out of style and have a limited future because of e-books.. NOT SO!! Libraries offer much more, such as: - programming and activities (especially for kids, but also things like writer-in-residence and more) - learning opportunities (especially for kids) - research help - video conferencing (in the case of my local library, conferencing with seminars and connecting with online learning) - distance learning - seniors programs (my local library rents cycles and offers walking programs, among other things)
BOOKS AND BEYOND
Libraries are about knowledge and that NEVER goes out of style
THANK YOU to the wonderful staff at Owl's Nest Books in Calgary, who were so friendly and helpful during my "meet-the-author" session at the store on August 18. It was great fun and we sold a bunch of books!
Also for those in book clubs: Owl's Nest offers a discount program -- if you register your book club with them, they offer a 10% discount for book club selections purchased at the store.
Next event: Canmore Public Library in October. Watch for dates!
MEET THE AUTHOR -- ME!
Owl's Nest Books terrific independent bookstore, hosting my MEET THE AUTHOR event
Saturday August 18
815A 49th Avenue SW Calgary (Britannia Shopping Centre at Elbow Drive and 50th Ave SW)
Store managers and staff were so supportive and it was great to connect with people. Book sales: good Connecting with and talking to readers: great!
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!
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!
GREAT READING / SIGNING 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!
WHAT READERS SAY....
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.
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