Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas book sale and signing

Many thanks to the Yellowknife Book Cellar and NorthWords NWT for organizing the third annual Christmas book sale and signing, held this very afternoon. As always, it was a great opportunity to meet with local authors - and more importantly, local readers - pick up some books, and have them signed.

I was seated with Randy Freeman (photo above), author of Stories from Yellowknife a collection of historical snippets about our fair city. Randy used to have a popular weekly history column on CBC radio, which was the genesis of the book. He is planning a series of books with tales from across the North, and many of us are waiting for the next installment.

I also picked up Bill Braden's new book, The Evolution of Canada's Arctic Ice Road: On Good Ice, Lifeline to Gold, Diamonds and the Future. It includes Bill's most excellent photography, so I am looking forward to reading it.

And of course, my own book, The Ugly Truck and Dog Contest and Other Tales of Northern Life, was a part of the action. It was smack-dab in the middle of the book display (photo below).