Nadine Robinson’s cat Reese thinks my book is the cat’s ass. Those of us in the newspaper business are inured to our work being recycled by pet owners, but I thought a book might be treated with a little more respect. Hope you all keep your claws retracted Thursday, Nov. 23, when I read at the main branch of the Sault Public Library at 7 p.m. And dare I say Sex is a Four-Letter Word and Other Misconceptions could be Christmas catnip for any kitty on your list.
Awfully nice of Sault Ste. Marie’s downtown merchants to put together a festival to celebrate the fact that my book, Sex is a Four-Letter Word and Other Misconceptions, is now available at Stone’s Office Supply on Queen Street. Understand they’re even going to hold a Christmas Tree Lighting in my honour. That red glow is me blushing, not Rudolph’s nose glowing.
While you’re there you might check out the hot chocolate competition, the late-night shopping and some of the great restaurants and bars.
I’m one of those who believes there are a lot of good reasons to go downtown (besides to buy my book). And I think it’s great that young people feature prominently in the revival of the Sault’s downtown.
Big-box stores have their place, but I get better service and make more friends when I shop downtown.
Thursday’s book launch and other sales raised more than $200 for the Soup Kitchen and the Susan Barber Memorial Bursary, plus enough food donations to fill two blueboxes. Thanks to those who were so generous. We’ll try to add to these totals at future events. Coming Thursday, Nov. 23: a reading, Q&A and book signing at the main branch of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library at 7 p.m. UPDATE: Many still happy to donate to Soup Kitchen when I sign a book, so we’ll continue collecting at the Book Reading at the public library main branch Thursday at 7 p.m.