Yesterday I spent all day in the rain in Victoria Park at Word on the Street. It was my first time going to this event and it was enjoyable. I saw a handful of authors and browsed through all the booths.
I saw Susan Fish, read from seeker of stars; Emma Cole (AKA Susanna Kearsley) shared a piece from Every Secret Thing, which she said wasn’t out yet here in Canada, but she gave a local bookstore a few copies, so I bought one; Marsha Skrypuch who wrote Aram’s Choice spoke a bit about the background of that book; and Kelley Armstrong read both from Stolen (second in her Otherworld series) as well as from her manuscript for her next book, No Humans Involved. Oh, and I can’t forget Sharron Smith, Reader’s advisory librarian at KPL and author of Canadian Fiction (a must-have for every library), and a fellow planner for OLA Super Conference, who ran the authors’ tent.
Guy Gavriel Kay cancelled, so I didn’t get to see him, and I forgot to watch the panel on blogging like I wanted to. If I had, maybe I would’ve run into Jason! (Silly to think we were wandering around all day and didn’t run into each other!)