Phew! Made It!

Love my independent bookshop, ,THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, on Main Street in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

I had three book launches last month and a few bookstore signings; they were lots of fun, and I so appreciate people coming out to show their support when I have a new book (or two this year). As you’ll see in the short video clip, Tom Chapin really made my Lunenburg Launch (hosted by the Lunenburg Library now located in the old  Academy) special, and I got to sing along on the line from his tune “Family Tree” that I included in TALKING TO THE MOON – “You’re probably my cousin, and the whole world is our kin.” We started September with Don’s 60th birthday party/house concert. And that about sums up my summer!

Von Coates family; Shannon, Peter, Jan, Rachel, Liam & Don (Charlie is missing from the picture)

having fun at a book signing at Chapters with illustrator Marijke Simons

Shannon’s friend, Finn, was surprised to find himself in my new picture book!

Tom Chapin, American singer/songwriter  who provided the soundtrack to my kids’s growing-up years) came and sang his song which I used in TALKING TO THE MOON – he’s awesome!

With Susan Rank of Red Deer Press/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Tom, and Michael Higgins of Lunenburg Bound Books

Owl cookies I made as there’s an owl in the novel – tasty, I must say!

Wish I was that entertaining…

clearly having fun…

and we learned some American Sign  Language, thanks to  Tom.

  6 comments for “Phew! Made It!

  1. September 26, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    What a great summer you had, Jan. I love the video of the song. What a catchy tune. Wishing you much success with both of your new books. xo

  2. September 26, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Wow! Just fabulous! Wish I could’ve been in Lunenburg for that!!

    • September 26, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Me, too. Hope you’re doing okay. Winging away to France tonight – see you sometime…

  3. September 26, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, that was fabulous! Wish I could’ve been in Lunenburg!

  4. October 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    What joy, to have such perfect accompaniment at your launch 🙂

  5. October 24, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Hi, Mirka: Nice to “see” you:) Seems ages ago now, that launch, but it was fun!

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