On Saturday afternoon, some of the local authors got together for a public author reading at Social Ground Coffeehouse, a cozy café located in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
The chapter near the end of the novel entitled “No Way Out” (pg. 307-308 of the paperback) is briefly set in Sherwood Park. For my author reading, though, I read from “Starfighter,” which is an excerpt of Bret’s songwriting process.
Bret raised his arms to the wind, let it rush at him and around him, feeling its living power.
Nature was writing the song for him. All he had to do was listen. In the thunder: the electric drums. In the wind: the woodwind harmony. In the rain: a piano melody. Then electric guitar and synthesizer, rain stick and his own voice–pressurized, building into an explosion of instrumental release …
Here are two of us during the reading. Author Mandy Eve-Barnett recently released her YA adventure, Clickety-Click. You can read more about Mandy in my interview and in her Words in the Park (2016) blog post, the event at which Clickety-Click made its debut.
Our books are published by Linda J. Pedley of Dream Write Publishing. Authors maintain long-term relationships with Linda. DWP was incorporated in 2010 and has published at least 80 books, with more currently in production. Linda’s list of authors continues to grow exponentially. I had to secure my spots for Ironclad and Druyan nearly two months ago to get the books out by October 2017.
Linda Pedley is one of the six founding members of the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC), incorporated in 2005. Recently, she was nominated and chosen as a Canada 150 Community Leader for the 150th anniversary of Confederation (2017).