23 February 2007
First Date of Tour Confirmed: May 8 in Williams Lake
Gillian and I have been working on putting our tour together. I'm pretty excited about this tour for a couple of reasons. The first is pretty simple and obvious: my first book tour! Wahoo! The second is where we're touring: Northern BC. (Actually, it's central BC, if you look on the map, but everyone calls it the North. I wonder how folks in Atlin feel about that?) It's a beautiful area of our province and I'm really looking forward to revisiting a lot of the places. Our proposed itinerary looks like this: Williams Lake (my hometown), Quesnel, Prince George (Gillian's home), Vanderhoof (Gillian's hometown), Fort St. James, Smithers, and Dawson Creek. Sure, they might not be the obvious literary hotspots, but I'd take Smithers over Toronto any day. I think it's going to be loads of fun and I'm sure we're going to connect with a lot of interesting people. If you know anyone in any of these cities, please let them know about our readings. I'll announce dates as they are confirmed and plug the whole tour with dates just before it starts. Also, if you know any of these towns well, I'd love to hear about any cafe/restaurant/pub/interesting site recommendations you may have.