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WHO in the World is Reading Island in the Clouds??? – Novel Blurbers and My Writing Possee!

From one of the novel’s blurbers and a member of my online writing possee through Humber, here’s Keri Michaud of Mississauga… This is me reading and enjoying, ISLAND IN THE CLOUDS at a cottage at Pickerel Lake, up north near Huntsville in Ontario.

This is from Jenny Ryan, Ottawa, owner of Copper Canary Publishing Services and my book’s most wonderful designer! And also a member of my Ryerson possee. Before and After. Oh Susan, it’s soooo nice and it has new book smell! Before being as an InDesign file on Jenny’s computer and After as the finished product. Thanks for the collaboration, Jenny!

Then, from Carin Makuz, Whitby, ON, the mail she received one day last week. Carin is among my Humber possee. Hey, Susan M Toy… this is what came in the mail today.

And Lori Hahnel, a writing pal from Calgary, as well as an Alberta Books Canada author, receiving delivery of her copy of Islands at a coffee shop.

Hey, Lori! Look how nicely your two kids are playing with mine!!

And finally, a novel blurber, a member of my Humber possee, and someone I can’t thank enough for all her support over the years – Darcie Friesen Hossack! (Take a bow, Darcemeister!) Darcie sent a picture of my novel as soon as it arrived in the mail. Unfortunately for Darcie, T’Abigail had her paws on it first to read!

Here’s a copy of Islands getting to know Darcie’s collection of short stories, Mennonites Don’t Dance.

Darcie has been running a contest in her food column and over at her blogsite, Nice Fat Gurdie and there’s still another day to enter! You’ll win a copy of my book! Go to Darcie’s blogsite – NOW!!

Island in the Clouds – in Mississauga!

Keri Michaud took the Humber Creative Writing Program the same year I did, so we “met” on the student discussion board, along with a number of other friends we’ll be hearing from over the coming weeks. (Glenna Jenkins, one of the other students from that year, has already sent in her pictures.) I did meet Keri in person a few times with others from the email writing group we formed after finishing at Humber. We all still stick together virtually, by the way, cheering each other on as we achieve with our writing. Keri was part of a group of friends that came out to listen to me read at Ryerson University in Toronto when I won a student writing contest.

Keri writes for YA and middle-grade readers as well as pieces of adult non-fiction and lists her publications here on her blog.

Here’s what she says about reading Island in the Clouds and her accompanying picture follows. Gus hasn’t heard from a canine fan yet so is happy Sam kept her company while Keri read.

This is a photo of the Kobo download of Island in the Clouds I purchased to read on my Macbook. I am reading this fabulous mystery novel in my home office in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and I have my dog, Sam, to keep me company. We are both terribly worried about Angie, of course, and Gus, Geoff’s pooch. I left off reading last night, in Chapter Eight. I can’t wait to find out whodunnit and neither can Sam.

Thanks, Keri!