Books Going on Shelves and First Review

I know some of you have had the unfortunate experience of going into the bookstore to find That Lonely Section of Hell is either not in or already sold out. Online sellers have plenty and the stores are stocking the book this week. Thanks for your support and perseverance.

Because the Globe & Mail had an exclusive for the excerpt, stores could not sell the book until that paper went to press on Saturday. Now, we are good to go! Apparently, the Globe & Mail’s review will be out tomorrow or Saturday of this week.

Here is the first review I’ve found of the book in yesterday’s Winnipeg Free Press. Take note: the first two paragraphs are more graphic and dark than anything in the book and contain some details I’m not familiar with. I hope no one gets the impression this book is all about grisly crime scene descriptions, because it most certainly is not. That said, once I got past those paragraphs, I found this review quite fair and reasonably accurate – can’t hope for more than that!

And finally, keep your ear tuned to CBC Radio One on Thursday Sept. 10th for my interview with Anna Maria Tremonti of The Current. This is assuming I’m not bumped for any candidates-peeing-in-sinks stories.




That Lonely Section of Hell – Release & Media events

It has been an intense week and I want to thank everyone for their messages of support and interest in the book. Thank you to all of you who have already bought a copy. I’m overwhelmed by this day I’ve been awaiting for so many years.

September 4th marks the publication of the Globe & Mail’s exclusive piece by Wendy Stueck on the book.

See this excerpt  from That Lonely Section of Hell, published in the Globe & Mail September 5th and watch on the 7th for  a review of the book.

My conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC Radio One’s The Current is scheduled to air Thursday, September 10th between 0830 – 1000 am PST, check their website to ensure it isn’t bumped. You can also listen online after the piece airs if you miss it.

There will be a book launch event in early October in Vancouver open to the community. Watch here for more details in the coming days.

The book is available from Greystone Books as well as widely available anywhere you buy your books.

I’m very excited to be sitting on a social justice panel called “Just Words #MMIW” at the Edmonton LitFest October 18, 2015 at 2pm, at the Stanley A. Milner Library. I’m humbled to join this formidable group of brilliant writers. Please check out the work of Drew Hayden Taylor, Shawna Ferris, and Tanya Kappo.

And finally – for now – I will be joining author Joan McEwen and moderator Sandy Garossino for “Let Justice Be Done”, a discussion on crime, policing and social justice in Vancouver at the Vancouver Writers Fest October 24, 2015 at 2pm.

Hope to see you there!