Tumblehome Events and Readings

If you’d like to book a reading or book signing or book club visit in your community—in a bookstore, library, community centre or other venue—please contact me. Have books, will travel!



Northern Credit Union’s Read Local featured author: April-June, 2024.

I’m pleased and honoured that Tumblehome has been chosen to be a featured book in the Northern Credit Union’s inaugural Read Local program. Read Local is supporting communities and empowering students by partnering with local authors to feature and sell their books in select branches (in Ontario). 75% of the proceeds from book sales are donated to local area high schools, while 25% are used to purchase books from future featured authors.

If you live in Thunder Bay, Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie or Pembroke, come in to your local Northern Credit Union branch any time between April 1st and June 30th, 2024, and purchase a copy of Tumblehome to support students in your community.

Meet and Greets with the author:

Pembroke branch: Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m. to noon

Thunder Bay Red River Street branch: Wednesday, May 1, 10 a.m. to noon

Thunder Bay Arthur Street branch: Tuesday, April 30, 10 a.m. to noon

Wawa branch: Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon

Sault Ste. Marie branch: Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon




Speaking engagement hosted by the Township of South Algonquin Public Library

Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 7:00-9:00 pm

Whitney Library

33 Medical Centre Rd, Whitney, Ontario

Email: whitneylibrary@southalgonquin.ca


Guest Speaker Presentation

Barrie Canoe and Kayak Club

Monday, March 11, 2024, 7:00-9:00 pm

205 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie, Ontario


Sharing our Animal Stories writing workshop (for children and youth 8 years and up)

Saturday, November 25, 10:30-11:30 am

Madawaska Valley Public Library

19474 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay, Ontario


Sharing our Stories writing workshop (for adults)

Tuesday, November 21, 5:30-7 pm

Madawaska Valley Public Library

19474 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay, Ontario



Come Canoeing at the Central Library!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 6:30-8:45 pm

Halifax Central Library

BMO Community Room, 2nd Floor

5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Book sales kindly provided by Bookmark Booksellers


Paddling between the Pages

Thursday, May 25, 2023, 3:00-5:00 pm

Lunenburg Library

97 Kaulbach Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


Take the ferry to “canoe” with me in LaHave!

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 4:00-6:00 pm

LaHave River Books (with homemade cake by bookseller Andra)

3421 Route 331, LaHave, Nova Scotia



Book Signing in celebration of Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 29, 2023

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Cedar Canoe Books, 72 Main St. E., Huntsville, Ontario


Invest in Our Planet: Earth Day Author Talk with Brenda Missen

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 1:00-3:00 pm

A Partnership for the Planet with Arrowhead Provincial Park, Cedar Canoe Books and Huntsville Public Library

Visitor Centre Chalet at Arrowhead Provincial Park | See Map

451 Arrowhead Park Rd, Huntsville, Ontario

Copies of Tumblehome will be available for purchase at the event and are also available at Cedar Canoe Books (Downtown Huntsville, 72 Main St E).


Friday, February 3, 2023, 1:00-1:20 pm

Book signing in the Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion (Table One)

Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference and Book Expo

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario


Saturday, January 28, 2023, 2:00-3:00 pm

Author reading and discussion

Pembroke Public Library

237 Victoria Street, Pembroke, Ontario


Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 1:00-3:30 pm

“Writing our Stories” Workshop

With Lorrie Potvin (author of the memoir Horses in the Sand)

Carleton Place Public Library

101 Beckwith Street, Carleton Place, Ontario

In partnership with Lanark County Interval House


Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 7:00-9:30 pm

Come Canoeing at Cranewood!

Cranewood on Main 

113 Main Street, Sackville, New Brunswick

In partnership with Tidewater Books

Yummy refreshments by Cranewood


Saturday, September 10, 2022, 3:15-5:00 pm — in person

Reading at the Cornwall Public Library

45 Second Street East, Cornwall, Ontario


Monday, July 25, 2022, 6:30-9:00 pm — in person

Bonnechere Authors Festival

The Eagle’s Nest, Eganville Arena

Eganville, Ontario


Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 5:00-6:45 pm — via Zoom

Inanna Publications Spring Launch 2


Click here for a replay of this wonderful evening with sister Inanna authors Marie-Celie Agnant and translator Katia Grubisic (A Knife in the Sky), Illona Maronfi (The Tempest), Erika Rummel (The Loneliness of the Time Traveller), and Vivian Zenari (Deuce).



Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:45 pm start — in canoe

Full Moon Paddle and Reading on the Indian River

7:45 Flotilla launches from Clayton

8:50 Sundown and moon gazing and Brenda reading

Clayton, Ontario

In partnership with Mill Street Books.


Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11:00-Noon — in person

Book signing at Singing Pebble Books

206 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario


Thursday, June 23, 2022, 7:00-9:00 pm — in person

Reading and book signing at the Church of the Good Shepherd

693 Riverside Road, Wakefield, Quebec


Saturday, June 18, 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm — in person

Wintergreen Studios multi-author launch with Lorrie Potvin and Cheryl Sutherland. Click here for details.

Township of South Frontenac, Ontario


Monday, May 30, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm — in person

Tumblehome launch!

Combermere, Ontario




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