The pandemic obliterated all in-person events that had been planned and eagerly anticipated for two whole years. Both The Ancient Dead and The Devil to Pay were released during the pandemic. Learning on the fly, they were launched via Zoom, allowing people to tune in from across the globe. They were fun, but Barbara certainly missed the chance to meet with her friends, family, and fans to share a chat and a laugh.
But now we are back! Wreck Bay was released in February 2023, with in-person launches in both Ottawa and Toronto. Despite the best efforts of Canada's winter, a good time was had by all! And library tours and book signings were set up for the spring.
Fradkin's and Maffini's Thrills, Chills, and Laughter Library Tour
Barbara has just concluded a romp through libraries in Eastern and Central Ontario, teaming up vwith her good friend and fellow mystery writer Mary Jane Maffini. There were readings, book talk, and Q&A, plus books for sale. The events were lively and well-attended. Thanks to the wonderful librarians and staff in these libraries:
April 26: Mississippi Mills Library in Almonte.
April 29: North Grenville Public Library, Kemptville Branch. thanks also to the Friends of the Librabry.
May 10: Clarence-Rockland Public Library in Rockland.
May 11: Russell Public Library.
May 16: Brighton Public Library.
And an encore: Due to a conflict, Barbara was unable to attend the rockland event, so she will be appearing solo at the Clarence-Rockland Library:
June 7: Clarence-Rockland Public Library, 1525 Du Parc Ave, Rockland, ON. 7 pm. Books will be for sale.
June 3: Coles, Billings Bridge Plaza. Book signing, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm.
Politics and the Pen Awards Gala
May 10: Chateau Laurier, Ottawa. Barbara was thrilled to be invited as a guest author at the Writers' Trust Awards gala. Great to play the game Spot the Politician!
Toronto Word on the Street
May 27: 11 a.m. Queen's Park. Barbara is delighted to be a featured author of this beautiful outdoor festival of books. She's participating with two fellow authors in a mystery/ thriller panel entitled Exporing Ecothrillers, on the Twist Endings Stage. Books will be for sale at this event.
The reviews are beginning to come in for None So Blind. Check out Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire, and The National Post.
The Whisper of Legends has received numerous excellent reviews, such as The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, and The National Post.