Toronto, Can*Con and Auroras!

Amazing week. Read at Chizine’s Chiaroscuro Reading Series in Toronto, with about 31 people in attendance (5 authors) – very welcoming and cool crowd in a funky part of town (Kensington Market), walkable from my B&B. Also, dinner with my cousin! Great to touch base with Toronto peeps I hadn’t seen for a while, too.

Then on to Ottawa for Can*Con – again, saw all kinds of people I know and love. Got to stay at Timber House, which was AMAZING–beautiful home, beautiful hostess (Zandra), and walkable to downtown. So comfortable. Had great programming opportunities and took in some good content.

Saturday night was the Auroras, and though I didn’t win in either of my categories, Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction did, which was a highlight (don’t mind losing to a Hugo winner), and Kelly Robson’s win for short fiction was a shoe-in. Another highlight was her keynote, and a third highlight was Kate Heartfield’s emotional win for best novel. Great night.


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