This week I’ve been back in Canada, in the Toronto area, launching all four MetaWars books! It was great to be back, see old friends and make new ones.
I thought I’d share a few highlights….
Flying over, I was starting to wish I’d packed my toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat)…
The weather in Toronto wasn’t much warmer. It’s the end of April and I got snowed on twice!
Thanks to the team at Hachette UK Canada, I got put to work nearly straight away, signing books and giving talks…
Here’s me with a great display at Chapters Brampton! It was an awesome store with amazing staff, and made me feel like a rock star.
I was kindly invited to speak to the team at Indigo’s home office. It was a real thrill being in the room with so many passionate professionals. We had a great Q&A, and it was a privilege to share the inspirations behind the novels with people who care so deeply about books.
Then it was onwards to meet and greet at Indigo stores, including Bay & Bloor where I signed books on a piano!! (and no, I didn’t do a song!)
And found more books at the Eaton Centre Indigo, where I met the staff and even did a little shopping for my boys.
I did some media, including an in-studio interview, on CFRB 1010. You can listen to it here (audio should be up Monday 27th of April).
Of course, I made time to visit Corus / Nelvana for Trucktown, and we held a screening party for our two double-episodes. It was a chance to thank the team for delivering such an amazing show. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s on Treehouse and there are some great clips on YouTube. And I hung out with a good friend of mine….Jack Truck!
And I got back to my hometown of Burlington to hang out at Chapters on Fairview. MetaWars is a staff pick (thanks Jamie!) and Becca and her whole team made me feel right at home!
Where I got to make my Mom proud!
And hang with some super fans!
As you probably know if you read this blog, I love doing school events, and this week I got to visit schools in the GTA. I have to give a special shout-out to John G. Althouse Middle School in Etobicoke for being such a great crew….especially Mrs. Hill’s grade six class!
So, big thank you to Chapters Indigo, especially the events team (Cammy fist-bump!), Hachette UK Canada, and TDSB. It was an awesome, whirlwind week, and I look forward to my next homecoming.