Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mad, Memorable Mash-up!

What a memorable end to March with this Mad, Memorable Mash-up!
Richard Poplak, Rui Umezawa and I read excerpts from our respective pieces with each of us interjecting with relevant responses.
Teresa Toten our wonderful editor was interviewed by Joe Kertes. DJ Andrew Roti provided some great music and the entire event was extremely well organized by publicist, Vimala Jeevanandam from Penguin as well as Chris Reed and Natalie Kertes of Small Print Toronto.
We bared our hearts and stories in a packed ballroom at the Gladstone Hotel in front of an extremely appreciative and supportive crowd.
Thank you all, for being there. Here's raising a glass to friendships and Fitting In!
Head over to my Facebook page for some more picture and who's who.

Monday, March 1, 2010

OLA 2010

Had a great time at OLA last Friday. Had a chance to present at the Forest of Reading Showcase and relive those wonderful months till countdown to the Forest of Reading Award Ceremony in May 2009.

Also met my inspiring and wonderful tweeps Helene Boudreau, Deborah Kerbel, Marina Cohen, KC Dyer, Marisa Zamit, Marsha Skrypuch.

Chatted with one of my favourite illustrators ever; Jeremy Tankard, author of Grumpy Bird among others. Also ran into Monique Polak, well-known author and journalist from Montreal as well as Rene Schmidt at the Orca Booth. Met Kari-Lynn Winters who asked me to masquerade as a fish.

And to round of the evening, had dinner with a bunch of the smart, inspiring and fun-loving authors ever which also included Nelsa Roberto, Cheryl Prowse, Natalie Hyde. We also measured head sizes of all :)

Raising a toast to good memories and much success!