“As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky…”
~ Clement Clarke Moore
It’s that time of year when wreaths are sprouting on peoples’ doors and not-so-twinkly-but-ecologically-sound coloured lights are blossoming on shrubbery. We’re gearing up for the holidays, thinking about sugar plums and what to give our dear ones, and I’m staring at three cartons of books stacked on the floor of my study. One of the cartons is stamped with a book title, Harbour View, and the other two,A Certain Grace.
Dear Reader, I have a suggestion: If you’re making a list and checking it twice, why not consider adding a Canadian book title or two to it? It’s a lovely way of fostering the Buy Local movement and supporting our own writers. Were you to choose this particular Canadian author and order through my website, I’d be delighted to make sure your signed copy of my book(s) arrive as soon as possible (bearing in mind the Canada Post holiday mailing schedule).
By way of shameless self-promotion, here’s a link to a review of A Certain Gracethat appeared earlier this year in the Globe & Mail’s Canada Online edition.
With gratitude to kind readers who have already supported my own literary Buy Local movement, I wish you all a reasonably sane holiday season filled with family and music and good books to read.
(A Certain Grace and Harbour View are also available on Kobo, Kindle, and other such newfangled contraptions; also at The Bookmark in Halifax, and Chapters, Coles, Indigo Sunnyside, both in-store and online.)