Thank You Kingston, Ontario!

I’m back from a whirlwind 3-day trip to Kingston, Ontario. Such fun, and many great surprises!

I was a speaker at the Queen’s University Media & Journalism Conference (QMJC), and also had a fun ‘wine & chocolate’ celebration of my fourth collection, ‘Three Spaces,’ at Novel Idea Bookstore, and a book signing and reading of ‘Three Spaces’ and an excerpt from my upcoming novel, Strangely, Incredibly Good, at Chapters Kingston on Sunday.

CFRC Radio recorded the reading at Novel Idea, and may interview me, too, so I’ll let you all know when that’s going to be on air and streamed on their website.

I was thrilled to get a surprise visit from my former drama coach, who drove down from Ottawa to see me at Novel Idea, and a funny thing happened during question period at my workshop on being a published author: a student asked me to take part in a group selfie!

The resulting photo was not only a hoot, and retweeted a couple times, but it’s also going to be featured in my Queen’s Alumni Review article on my speaking experience at QMJC. The article will appear in the Spring 2014 issue.

Now that I’m home, it’s back to full time work every day, working on the edits of Strangely, Incredibly Good with my publisher, Morning Rain Publishing. Of course, I still have time to tweet, and maybe even a selfie once in a while. 🙂 The book comes out this Spring and I’m so excited to share it with you!

The Friends I’ve Never Met hit the top 10,000 books on Kindle (, and hit a bestsellers list again: #92 in Women’s Fiction>Single Women this week. Top 10,000 (it was 7,000 something for a while) doesn’t sound that impressive, but when I learned there are over 2,430,648 books on the Canadian Kindle, I decided that’s an accomplishment. Getting read by even just a few of you when the market is flooded with ebooks like that is something to smile about.

So, thanks to all of you who are buying it, reviewing it, and sharing about it with your friends! I’m thrilled to learn you’re enjoying it. I loved writing it.

Best wishes,


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11 responses to “Thank You Kingston, Ontario!”

  1. It was great to hear you speak and then share dinner with you at the QJMC extravaganza. I’m already plotting my books weekend chez Montreal!

    1. Hi Christine! I’m really pleased we met this past weekend. Meeting you was a highlight! I now have an official launch date for my book: online June 5, and then I’ll launch (via Kobo ) at Chapters June 7. If there’s any way you can come see me that weekend, I’d love it. Don’t be shy, please stay in touch.

  2. Top 10k on Amazon Kindle Bestsellers Listings is fab Heath, and is worthy of celebration in itself – to give u a comparison, Bristol’s recent Costa Prize Winner Nathan Filer comes in at approx 4k on the UK Kindle Bestsellers Lists, so that should give u an idea of how well ur doing 🙂

  3. You are so beautiful inside and out! The students looked so engaged – you really do have a way of making the world a brighter place. Love the Brookside chocolates – those blueberry ones are delicious. Keep up the amazing work 🙂

    1. What a kind message, Arianna! Thanks so much for dropping by and taking the time to make it. I hope we can share coffee and blueberry dark Brookside chocolates one day!

  4. Sounds fantastic! Good going. Chocolate and wine and selfies and your book, cool! 🙂

    1. Yes, it WAS cool! And it all went way too fast. Like life itself 😉 Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting.

  5. It sounds like you a great experience! I knew you’d do well – you have that special, sparkly personality for speaking to students and engaging readers. 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks Jennifer! It was great to see some loyal readers again, and to meet new ones. And the chocolate and wine was not too shabby… 🙂

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