The holiday season is here, so my book-signing events have wound down for the year. I’ve still been busier than ever, though, putting final touches on my cross-Canada tour that starts on January 4. It’s amazing the logistics you have to put in place to do something like this!
On the lighter side, I’ve already got my ice skates set out near the front door, so I don’t forget them. When I get to Ottawa, I’m planning to skate on their Rideau Canal Skateway. I am sooooo excited!!! It’s something I’ve always wanted to do – but I never imagined I actually would. I’ll definitely post some photos of me enjoying this big bucket-list event. 😊 If any of you live in the area and want to join in, please let me know!
My last four book-signing events have been successful. One was at Chapters in Kelowna, on November 11; then there was Books & Company in Prince George on the following Saturday, and the final event for the year, in Nelson. All the events were fun, and I met many nice people.
Two schools in Nelson purchased my book: L.V. Rogers Secondary and Trafalgar Middle School. Both asked me to come back in March. They want me to do readings for them, and also for schools in some nearby towns. My book is going to be used to bring the librarians and students closer together; I’m very proud of that.
I really look forward to readings in schools. Truly, the best part of this entire book-publishing process is seeing how my book inspires young people. One nine-year old, Katrin – who happens to be the youngest of my readers, as far as I know – was so inspired by Celine and her friends’ adventures that she created two lovely sculptures and a some nice drawings. You can see them below.
Thanks so much, Katrin, for sending photos of your beautiful artwork. It put a huge smile on my face! I love the colorful dragons; they even inspired me to put more colour into my stories.
I encourage other readers to share any inspirations reading The Dragons of Nibiru has given them. Also, I will be inviting students to do some of the artwork for a future book in the series. It’s not too early to start submitting pictures for possible publication! 😊
I hear Katrin is eager to read the series’ second book: The Dragons of Earth. In fact, a number of fans have asked me to please hurry and get it out to them. It’s in the works! You all should see it early in the new year.
I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Lorna J. Carleton
Hello! I'm Lorna. I thought I'd let you know a bit about me, as the author of a tale I hope you'll love.