KaliCon 2018 in Belleville, October 27 2018
The first rendition of KaliCon, a new book fair, was held at the Travelodge Hotel in Belleville on Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27. There was good traffic and lots of interesting authors. On Saturday, my table was right there in the middle of the hall and numerous folks stopped to talk - and some bought books! Hope to be back at this event next year. Thanks Kali!
Applefest: Sept. 29, 2018, Main St., Brighton
Applefest is Brighton's biggest annual event and we always look forward to welcoming thousands of folks from far and wide. My booth on Main Street during the Street Fair on Saturday was right in front of my apartment, so an easy commute. Sold a pile of books and spoke to lots of friends, new and old. Weather was fine and crowds were great! Another big success for Applefest in Brighton!
Word on the Street Toronto 2018, September 23, 2018
Booth 339 at WOTS 2018 was occupied by The History Guy with boards and books for sale. This is a massive event with lots of vendors and visitors. Many folks came around to talk and some bought books. Who knows what connections for future events or developments might come of all the cards given out and discussions enjoyed? Fun but tiring! I will make sure to apply early next year to get a story-telling tent.
Author Visit, Indigo Oshawa Centre, September 9, 2018
The History Guy was back at Indigo, Oshawa Centre, for a second time on September 9th, selling and signing books. Lots of folks came by as both books were of interest, some to buy on-site and some online. Talked a lot, gave out cards and enjoyed the day. Spreading the word!
Mallorytown Village Fair, August 25, 2018
Had my tent and boards and books at the Mallorytown Village Fair on the lovely Coach House grounds on August 25, 2018. Beautiful day, pleasant shady space, lots of folks coming by. The Mayor of Brighton, Mark Walas, came by with a cottage neighbour who happened to be a cousin of mine. It's a small world. Catherine and Darryl came by too, she has family here. Thanks to Molly and John for providing me the opportunity and for the social media work. Sold books and met lots of folks!
Scadding Cabin, CNE, Toronto, August 24, 2018
The History Guy of Brighton was Guest Historian at Scadding Cabin on the CNE grounds, hosted by the York Pioneers Historical Society on August 24, 2018. This is the oldest building in Toronto and is shown on page 47 of 38 Hours To Montreal since it was on the Kingston Road at the Don River in 1840 when Mr. Weller drove by. Great day! Thanks to Tanya and John for their hospitality. Had some good talks with visitors and sold some books. Good weather too.
Port Hope Public Library, July 10, 2018
We had a very good Book Talk event at Port hope Public Library on July 10th. This pictures shows me talking to early arrivers about my first book, Murder in the Family: The Dr. King Story. Later, we talked mostly about my new book, 38 Hours to Montreal. Lori had some questions and I explained how the book came to be, then the audience had questions. What fun! Furby House Books was there and sold some books, too. Don't forget, both books are available for loan from the library. Thanks so much to the Port Hope Public Library for hosting this event. I had fun!
Lighthouse Books, Brighton, June 30, 2018
Had fun signing books at Lighthouse Books in Brighton on launch day. Folks came by and books were sold. Some family and close friends came by so some books were gifted. All-in-all a great day, in spite of the heat.
Thanks Kathryn and Dan for getting my new book off to such a good start. Next time, I'll try to leave the hot weather behind.