I’m very excited to read at my last Kelowna stop along “Queen’s” BC fall’15 book tour. I’ll be reading from my debut novel Queen of The Godforsaken on Wednesday evening at 7 PM @ Pulp Fiction Coffee House on Pandosy Street, kelowna, BC. I’ll have some books available for purchase too, if anyone desires a signed copy—Queen Of The Godforsaken makes a great Christmas gift for the readers in your life!
I’ve had great feed back on the novel and my readers tell me it’s a laugh out loud book but also, many readers also say that they “cried their eyes out” in parts. It’s a fun read and even though it is dark in some parts, the momentum of the story will keep you flipping through the pages until the wee hours.
A Little Bit About Queen of The Godforsaken
Queen Of The Godforsaken was released by Thistledown Press in October, 2015.
Queen Of The Godforsaken appeals to both adult and young adult readers. Readers who enjoyed The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver or The Secret Life of Bees By Sue Monk Kidd and The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides will enjoy Queen….
Queen Of The Godforsaken is told with rare with by Lydia (a 15 year old protagonist). The novel is both dark and humorous. It takes place in the mid 1980s (many 80s pop culture references for fans). It is the story of a Vancouver family uprooted when the father (Alex) loses his job at UBC Vancouver and the family decides to move east to rural Saskatchewan, to live on isolated, ancestral land that they’ve inherited on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. The land has a dark and violent history (The North West Rebellion). The family finds their new home both bucolic and brutal (a land known to reach -60 Celsius with the wind-chill in the winter). Each family member experiences a unique case of prairie culture shock. Lydia and her younger sister, 14-year-old Victoria, find fitting in at the local high school nearly impossible. In her loneliness, Lydia is forced to consider the attentions of Brady, a local, hockey-obsessed farm boy. It is a coming of age story but also a story about a family in financial and psychological crisis. The novel isn’t as much about whether or not the family will survive the land as it is about whether or not they will survive each other.
I hope to see many new and familiar faces at Pulp Fiction this Wednesday evening. It will be a fun evening: have a warm beverage on a chilly November night, order a tasty bite to eat and enjoy a short but hilarious reading!
See you Wednesday @ 7 PM