While Kye Penton’s major dilemma throughout the novel The Pool Theory is dealing with Annie Cooper’s pregnancy, Kye also grapples with social anxiety as a result of being bullied. My main inspiration for this aspect of Kye’s character comes from my own experience with social anxiety.
It’s not something widely explored in literature, and I thought even the smallest degree of awareness was better than none at all. I’ll be discussing more my own personal experiences with anxiety in the next few months, but I just wanted to drop a quick note today about this online summit, Beat Anxiety Now, which I just learned about a few minutes ago. Continue reading
So, I came back from my sunny vacation in Florida to the cold of January in Montreal. So you can imagine my delight at this very nice review of The Pool Theory by Leigh Salvador at littlebookstar. You can read the review here. Thank you, Leigh!
When I first learned of the inaugural Toronto International Book Fair hitting Toronto next November, I could not have been more excited. It’s beyond wonderful to have our own national book show, and I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it.
In addition to the big houses expected to participate, the Fair is not forgetting about indie writers. I am thus happy to announce that I will be participating in this literary event, along with fellow writer Karen Avivi. Come and see us in booth number 1420 for signed copies of our books. Keep your eyes peeled for other news and updates.
See you all there!
Couldn’t have asked for a better way to start off 2014. Thank you so much to Christina McPherson-Mock for her wonderful and thoughtful review of The Pool Theory, as featured on Book Cracker Caroline. Read it here.
I am offering e-copies of The Pool Theory on Smashwords for just 99¢ through until Friday, December 6th. Simply click here and put the following discount code when you check out: PH89D. It’s that simple! Share this with your friends, and enjoy!
We are both sharing shelf space at Babar Bookstore!
Last week, author Karen Avivi and I had the pleasure of dropping in to Kuper Academy and speaking to some 40 grade seven students. It is always wonderful to meet avid readers, and they had some excellent questions. A special thanks to teachers Gregor Tedford and Ed Chang for welcoming us so warmly. (That’s tiny me in the pic.)
I am so excited to announce that The Pool Theory earned a 5 star review from the San Francisco Book Review! Read the review here.
The Pool Theory made quite the splash at Chapters Pointe-Claire on Saturday. Books were sold, refreshments were consumed, and the gift basket looked great. Special thanks to fellow author Karen Avivi for doing the event with me, and to all the bloggers, teachers, and librarians that came out.
Great news! I am so excited to announce that the Chapters bookstore in Pointe-Claire will be hosting a book event for The Pool Theory, along with another fabulous young adult novel, Shredded, by Karen Avivi. Click here for all the details.