The city of Surrey, BC, is hosting a wonderful arts festival on September 28, 29 and 30th. There will be music, dance, arts and literary readings by some talented authors. Many events are free, including the one I’m participating in. I will be reading from my latest book, Quiz Queens at 2 pm on September 29th at 2 pm.
You can check out the full calendar of Arts4All events here: http://arts4allfestival.com/events/
Hope to see you there!
It was a pleasure to see my latest book, Quiz Queens, included in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre list of Best Books for 2017 – a lovely recognition to end the year.
There has been a lull in my writing of late, but two new stories are clamouring to be written and I can’t wait to get back to work. Wishing all a new year abundant in the joy of creating!
~ K. L. Denman
Okay, maybe it’s not the final time ever that I’ll have books to give away, but the French edition of Perfect Revenge is the last of the foreign language translations of my books I have on hand. It’s been fun to send these books off to the winners (selected through Goodreads), with the hope that they will be read and enjoyed. This contest runs from December 13th to the 21st. You can click on the link in the sidebar to enter.
From Nov 8 to 16th, Canadian residents can enter to win a free signed copy through Goodreads of La cache, the French language translation of my book Stuff We All Get. More details about the story can be found on this website under the “Books” tab.
Writing demands consistency; one is supposed to show up and stay on task. It’s great when the words are flowing and I’m in “the zone” but often (let’s say at the beginning, the middle or the end of a book) it’s plain old work. Any little thing can become a distraction at that point. My current distraction is an inquisitive Steller’s Jay. He (she?) has been determined to remove the egg shaped rocks from a nest that sits on a shelf by my door. After a few messy episodes, I decided on a solution – provide peanuts. Ha. Apparently, I am now the object of routine surveillance. I need only glance up from the screen to find a hopeful beak face peering through the window, either from the sill or a nearby branch. I think I’ve been played.
Time for the next giveaway! I have 2 signed paperback copies of Perfect Revenge in Norwegian and 2 copies in Swedish. It was great fun for me to receive these from the foreign publisher and see the cover art they chose, but these books aren’t being enjoyed while languishing in a box. This giveaway runs from October 23 to October 31st. I hope someone out there in Canada is learning a second language or has a friend, family member or pen pal in Norway or Sweden who might enjoy receiving this as a gift from you!
I’ve been attempting to clear space in my home, and there’s a box in a closet containing some extra copies of my books that could be better appreciated in a new home. I’ve launched a free giveaway for an English copy of my latest book, Quiz Queens, on Goodreads (see sidebar), and a few more titles will follow here soon.
Most of the extras in the box are foreign language translations of my books, and my hope is that someone out there will appreciate a signed (free!) copy of these titles. There will be Spanish, French, Swedish and Norwegian translations of some of my other books. Watch for them here.
The Goodreads giveaway for Quiz Queens runs October 10th – 18th, 2017.
Ever tried doing an online quiz? These characters did … with unexpected results.
A Grade Five student from British Columbia sent me a book trailer she made for an assignment from her (clearly) hip and excellent Language Arts teacher. I am sharing this with permission and am so delighted with the creativity of this project. Love how Ayla has worked to create interest in the story by posing leading questions – that may or may NOT be true – about Perfect Revenge. Fine work here. Thank you, Ayla!