Tumblehome Events and Readings

Here are the events that have been firmed up so far. Check back often. And 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!



Come celebrate Canadian Independent Bookstore Day at Cedar Canoe Books!

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Cedar Canoe Books72 Main St. E., Huntsville, Ontario

Book signing for Tumblehome, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Other participating authors are Anne Shillolo (10:00-11:30 am), Geoff Taylor (1:00-2:30 pm), Tina Kilbourne, (2:30-4:00 pm) and Julia Tilson and Jenny Cressman (4:00-5:30 pm)

In-store contests, giveaways and ‘win your purchase’ opportunities. Plus a chance to win $1,000, $500, or $250 in the form of a gift card to the indie bookstore of your choice. Click here for details of this Canada-wide contest, sponsored by the Canadian Indepdendent Booksellers Assocation.



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



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



Dockside book signing for Tell Anna She’s Safe, September 2011

Maddy does traffic control


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