It was a dark and stormy day…

I spent yesterday (Sunday) in the rain at Vancouver’s Word on the Street festival, ducking under tents to hear authors read and to warm up next to those portable out-door heaters. I wasn’t sure if there would be anyone left by 3:30 when I read from The Truth About Rats (and Dogs), but the tent ended up filling up, and it was great to meet some readers who’ve been enjoying my books. I didn’t have any live rats with me this time — just a puppet (much to the relief of the older lady who said she forced herself to come and hear about rats in the hope that it would help her hate them less).

One of the highlights of the day for me was hearing former actress Meg Tilly read from her new YA novel, Porcupine, taking on the voice of the main character as she read. It was also enjoyable meeting up with other children’s book authors and friends. Below are some photos I took at the event and posted on the BC Children’s Writers and Illustrators (BC CWILL) blog. It includes CWILL authorsĀ Heather Kellerhals-Stewart and Norma CharlesĀ at the CWILL table (top left), Deborah Hodge (reading from her new picture book at middle left), Meg Tilly (lower right), Tiffany Stone, Kari-Lynn Winters and fellow Tickle Trunk Player Lori Sherritt (bottom left) and me (middle bottom).

Word on the Street

About these ads

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 35 other followers

%d bloggers like this: