Carol and Helen
With Carol and up-and-coming writer Helen
Date With a Sheesha launch, Toronto
41rst Anniversary couple
I learned at the launch that this couple had just celebrated their 41rst anniversary
Date With a Sheesha launch, Toronto
Part of the gang at Woody's for the launch of Date With a Sheesha
With reader Michael Metzler
At the Palm Springs Pride Author's Village Event sponsored by Q Trading Co. Despite this being a desert, it was a cold and rainy day - I had packed for hot and sunny. But still an awesome event with great crowd.
With Mark Martin, a creator of the original Anthony Bidulka Fan Club page on Facebook
At Bloody Words Mystery Conference, Ottawa, 2009
Pat and Mike
With Pat and Mike at Little Sisters for Stain of the Berry launch event, Vancouver, 2006
Alex, Wayne, Caro and Will
With Alex, Wayne, Caro, and Bill at Stain of the Berry event at Remember the Alibi Bookstore in San Antonio, Texas
Sent in by Bill Parrish showing off the bizarre - streets named after Saskatchewan...in Texas
With Sylvie & Barb at Little Sisters in Vancouver, launch for Sundowner Ubuntu, 2007
Robyn Gordon Brown & Zoey
Another satisfied reader - Robyn and Bouvier Zoey
Reading and camping go well together
2007 - With friend/actor Rob Duncan at Little Sisters Bookstore in Vancouver - launch event for Sundowner Ubuntu
With attendee John at Giovanni's Room Bookstore in Philadelphia, 2008, Sundowner Ubuntu Reading event
Sent in by reader and reviewer Ralph Higgins from Pictou, Nova Scotia.
With reader Rachel at 2010 Bloody Words Mystery Conference in Toronto
Sent in by Peter Pizzolongo in his sweet spot.
With writer/reader Alan Scott.
At Out Word Bound bookstore in Indianapolis, IN
Sent in by Laura - enjoying another holiday with Russell Quant.
Sent in by Alison - enjoying a familiar read!
Nowell is one of those amazing people you run into who are such superb supporters of writers and reading and books in general, they sweep you off your feet. I met Nowell at Outwrite Bookstore in Atlanta in 2006.
George & his monkey
With George at book launch for Dos Equis in Toronto.
Although the t-shirt asked, I declined squeezing his monkey.
Mike Purcell enjoying a little Tapas on the Ramblas.
At the Toronto launch of Dos Equis, the 8th Russell Quant book.
Sent in by Jim Rudd enjoying the Coconut Coast of Kaui with an appropriately titled book.
James & friend
Celebrating launch of Date With a Sheesha
With James and friend - Toronto
Erin and Edmund
With Erin (borscht prize winner!) & Edmund
Date With a Sheesha launch - Toronto, ON
This photo is of my niece, Kim's, daughter Sydney, who is making a good show of reading a Russell Quant book on the beach.
Perhaps this photo shows the very moment that young Syd is discovering what will become a life-long passion for reading. Who knows?
Each author at the Men of Mystery event had their own table host who looked after us all day. Thanks to Linda who did a great job, even slipping me a glass of wine during the book signing hour. In her real life she does dramatic monologues, specializing in former first ladies.I knew I'd like her when she told me I'd recognize her at our meeting spot by her maroon hat with black feather.
Readers at Bouchercon Mystery conference in Cleveland, 2012
Alison and Laura
With readers Alison (Ontario) and Laura (Alberta) who used a vacation to visit Russell Quant's home of Saskatoon. Laura contacted me ahead of time, and as a surprise for Alison, she brought her to my home where (incidentally) we were hosting our annual pool party. So it was great fun and wonderful to meet these two. Every year they challenge me with hints about where they are going on their next friends-sans husbands-vacation.
Norm Gaudet & friends
Toronto Launch of Aloha, Candy Hearts (2009)- fashion designer Norm Gaudet is the smiling guy behind the roses
Gord, Mary & Patrick
2009 Toronto Launch of Aloha, Candy Hearts at Buddies Theatre - Gord, Mary, Patrick
A happy reader winning the entire signed Russell Quant series of books, Humboldt Library Week Dos Equis event, 2012
Dos Equis Winner
A happy reader winning some Dos Equis at the Humboldt Library Week Dos Equis event, 2012
Enjoying a Date With a Sheesha in Newfoundland
Alison on her annual friends getaway with Laura - this time in Newfoundland, with good reading material
Curtis Korchinski, owner of one of my fave restaurants, The Ivy, diving into Tapas on the Ramblas while in Belize
A Writing Club
A writing class attends the Toronto book launch of Dos Equis.
Good luck in your writing pursuits, ladies!
Heather and Mary
I know how to treat my loyal readers! Always good idea to choke a guest at crime novel's launch, right?
With Heather and Mary (chokee) at Toronto Date With a Sheesha launch
With attendees at Stain of the Berry reading event at BookWoman bookstore in Austin, Texas
With Richard Burnett - Editor-at-Large, HOUR Magazine
We met when I was appearing at the Blue Met Literary festival in Montreal, QC
Graeme, Dan and Rosario
Stain of the Berry event at Austin's Bookwoman with Graeme, Dan and Rosario
Arita and Robyn
Sent in by Arita (left) and Robyn, enjoying a Russell Quant double header.
Denise Marie Jacqueline
Sent in by Denise Marie Jacqueline of Winnipeg, finally getting her hands on a copy of Dos Equis. 2012.
With Sherbrooke Record Crime Reviewer Jim Napier
At Bloody Words mystery conference in Toronto 2010
Gary, Bill, friend, singer Vanessa Cardui and Derry
At the University of Calgary Digital Library, event sponsored by When Words Collide, with readers Gary, Bill, Aimée, singer Vanessa Cardui and Derry
With reader Denise, who had just been in Saskatoon to surprise me by attending that launch too.
With reader George Kozera at the Toronto Launch of When The Saints Go Marching In.
With reader David Heath who gifted me with this lovely glasswork.
With Betty-Ann & Wade Heggie and their daughter Elizabeth. The Heggies had just moved to Toronto from Saskatoon.
Signing a book for...reader?...Lynne Jr.
With reader Erin, and her newborn Tommy Douglas. Yes, that Tommy Douglas. Erin and her husband (the photographer) Edmund have close ties to Saskatchewan.
With readers Terry and Brian.
James, Kathryn, Dan.
James & Dan came to the launch despite having just got off a plane from Paris and no doubt suffering jet lag.
Bev & Deb.
Candy & Andrea. Andrea, a fellow writer, was one of three people who went right home and read the whole book in one sitting.
Marty & Lorie.
Super Baba! Chrissy.
Paul & Bill.
Dale & Lorelie.
John & Debbie.
Debbie and son Rob.
Melana & Gil.
Christina & Kevin.
At the pre-party with Janet.
Governor General of Canada David Johnston
Governor General of Canada David Johnston being presented copy of When The Saints Go Marching In by Paul and Bill.
Peter and his annual summer beach reading.