Q&A with Lorina at Goodreads

From August 30 to September 29, 2009, I’ll be available at Goodreads for Q&A. Signing up is easy. If you’re already a member of Goodreads, just go to: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/23723.Q_A_with_Lorina_Stephens and join. If you’re not a member of Goodreads, consider creating an account to participate in the discussion. It’s a good book club site, user friendly, very active. I’m open to discussion on the Q&A on just about anything to do with writing and publishing. Some…

Great Signing in Oshawa

Still hoarse from a delightfully verbose afternoon (I don’t get out much) but just wanted to say what a great book signing I had at Chapters in Oshawa, Ontario! I wasn’t expecting the event to go particularly well, but was delighted and inspired by the depth and intelligence of conversation with the people I met. One young fellow, a cellist, walked out with my books after a discussion about art being a mistress of the…

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I was not sure what to expect when I picked up Mary Anne Shafer’s novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Probably a good read, if the recommendations I’d read meant anything. A good read? Good heavens, yes! I cannot remember being this profoundly affected by a novel since reading Atwood’s The Blind Assassin. Shafer’s novel, written as a series of letters and telegrams post World War II, is simply a work of…

Book Signing, Saturday, August 29

On Saturday, August 29, I’ll be appearing at Chapters, 419 King Street West, Unit #1135, Oshawa, Ontario, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. I’ll be signing copies of And the Angels Sang and Shadow Song. Unfortunately copies of From Mountains of Ice won’t be available, but you can order a custom, signed copy of the novel through the store and pick it up in about two weeks. Hope to see you at Chapters on Saturday!