Looking up at my calendar, it’s a shock to realize that I received the author copies of What We See in the Smoke a year ago. Though it wasn’t officially released until May 30th, this was still the day the book was “born” for me.
This time last year, I was getting ready to share the book with my partner, and family, and friends, and looking for a way to make everybody come together. Staring down the barrel of June 2020, the thought of doing that seems more like science fiction than anything I’ve written.
If you know of an indie author who is trying to launch their work in this hard time, please think of them and show support! As I said in my article on KFB, this is a hard time for new authors.
Show your support for them, if you can.
I’d also like to take a moment to say that of course, one year later, What We See in the Smoke is still in print and available, and I’m grateful to all the readers that have gotten something from it in the last year. If you haven’t bought the book yet, and are interested in doing so, please consider supporting me by also supporting some of Toronto’s great indie bookstores, which are taking online orders to try and get by during the lock down:
Book City in the Bloor West Village
Hopefully I’ll have some cheerier news and new words to help distract and pass the time while we all remain apart. And if you want to add to the list of great bookstores which I have not included here! Please do! Keep them in your minds. We all need it.
In the meantime, please stay safe and inside!