Beat Anxiety Now 2014

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

The Toronto International Book Fair

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!