Friday, June 26, 2009
We had a great turnout here in Yellowknife last night for the launch of my book, The Ugly Truck and Dog Contest, and Other Tales of Northern Life. About 60 to 70 people attended, including Mike Kalnay, inventor and long-time organizer of Yellowknife's actual Ugly Truck and Dog Contest. I read from the book; Moira Cameron and Steve Goff played some lovely music; we had a projector set up showing some of my photos from Yellowknife's Old Town. There was coffee, tea and desserts themed to the stories in the book (Prospector's Trail Brownies, Northern Lights Cheesecake, Ménage a Trois Cake, Cranberry Crumble Cake). Much fun!
(Love the photo above. The event was held at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre, and the title "Three Billion Years in the Making" refers to a geological event. But I must say, it sometimes felt like my book was also three billion years in the making!)