Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Hottest Book Tour in Recorded History

The Hottest Summer in Recorded History is here! I'm headed out on tour with so many awesome writers (yay!), so look out for us in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Guelph this Spring. Buy a copy online from Nightwood Editions, look for it at Chapters, order it in to your local bookstore, or buy it online at Hope to see you on the road!

April 13, 7:45pm
Nightwood Launch (Vancouver)
The Western Front
303 East 8th Street
Vancouver, BC
with Brad Cran & Jay MillAr

April 18, 7pm
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
Rue 211 Bernard Ouest
Montreal, PQ
with Tamara Faith Berger & Amber Dawn
Hosted by Daniel Allen Cox

April 20, 5:30-7:30pm
Nightwood Launch (Toronto)
268 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON
with Brad Cran, Blaise Moritz & Jay MillAr

April 21, 2pm
Glad day BookShop
598 Yonge Street
3rd Floor Event Space
Toronto, ON
with Tamara Faith Berger, Amber Dawn 
& Vivek Shraya

April 22, 7pm
The Bookshelf
41 Quebec Street
Guelph, ON
with Tamara Faith Berger, Amber Dawn 
& Vivek Shraya. Hosted by Andrew Hood

Friday, March 1, 2013

I Don't Feel So Good!

How delightful. Some reviews have come in for I Don't Feel So Good. Check them out!

The Georgia Straight, by Jacqueline Turner

The Winnipeg Free Press, by Jonathan Ball

Rob Mclennan's Blog, by Rob McLennan

I'm grateful when people take the time to read, think about, and than actually respond to any of my books, especially when the venues for book reviews are fewer every year. I especially appreciated Jacqueline Turner's comment in The Georgia Straight"Lots of writers would edit back the parts that were less stellar, but Bachinsky’s approach of choosing lines from her journals based on the roll of a die means she forces herself to include everything, and thus her writing seems authentic. The points where lines collide are actually pretty interesting...".  

I think I said exactly the same thing after I  finished writing I Don't Feel So Good: It's actually pretty interesting.... I really wasn't sure what the outcome or effect of the process would be when I started the project, so when the book turned out to be so funny and strangely connected, I was surprised and pleased. 

I also appreciate that Jonathan Ball found the book "hilarious." The book is funny...and I feel like I can say that without sounding like too much of an egotist because I can't really take credit for any funniness that happens. That was all left to chance.

So, if you want to laugh a bit and support a good cause, get yourself a copy of I Don't Feel So Good. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Chris Reimer Legacy Fund Society, which supports young artists. We've already raised enough money to send three kids to Summer Jazz Dance Camp at next summer. Right on.

And, just because she's adorable. Here's Lena Dunham, laughing.