I know, I know, I’m late this morning, but I have an excuse. I had a late night down in the city last night. My friend, Marcy, and I had a girl’s night out. We drove an hour and a half down to the top end of Toronto and enjoyed some retail therapy at Yorkdale Mall. Then we hopped on the subway and headed downtown to the Toronto Reference Library for the Dark Side Tour, an author event featuring Craig Davidson (aka Nick Cutter), Jennifer Hillier, and Brad Smith (all Canadian authors). Andrew Pyper was also supposed to be there, but he had to cancel because of a family emergency. I was pretty bummed out about that because he was one of the authors I wanted to see the most (check out his book The Demonologist – it’s fantastic), but what can you do. A family emergency comes first obviously.
Anyway, we had a great time! As I have said before, I find these author events really fascinating, and this was no exception. The three authors read excerpts from their latest books and then had a discussion about different aspects of the writing process. It was fascinating hearing the differences and similarities among them. Afterwards, there was a question and answer session, and I’m glad I’ve gotten over my childhood shyness (well, mostly anyway) because asking a question won me a hoodie with the Dark Side Tour information on the back. When the questions were done, we were able to meet each of the authors and have our books signed. I was lucky enough to get one signed by each of the three authors and also had my picture taken with them. It was great because they were all so friendly and easy to talk to. I was especially thrilled to meet Craig Davidson, whose newest book The Troop was written under the pen name, Nick Cutter. It’s a good old fashioned horror like I haven’t read in a long time, and he even got an amazing compliment from Stephen King. The quote is on the front cover of his book. This guy has an incredible sense of humour, and he kept us laughing!
So, needless to say, I didn’t get to bed until quite late and had nothing prepared for the mystery photo today. However, sitting here at my iPad, I found an iPhone photo that I thought might be interesting, cropped it, and voila instant mystery photo. Let’s see if you can figure this one out. Ok, ready, set, go….
P.S. Happy Easter everyone and don’t forget to eat lots of chocolate!!!