It’s official!

Summer on Fire will officially launch on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th at 10:00AM.

Launch Pad: The über cool BLUE HERON BOOKS in Uxbridge, Ontario

My book launch falls right in the heart of Uxbridge’s annual CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS festival. September is always a good month to head up to Uxbridge. Their artistic community is amazingly vibrant. For those heading to Blue Heron for my book launch, I’m sure you’ll find some amazing things going on in town…enough to make a day of it.

This is my debut novel, so to say I’m nervous about the launch would be an understatement. But I’m also excited. I hope to see a LOT of people show up. I’m thrilled that Shelley has invited me to launch the book in her bookstore. I don’t get the opportunity to go there as often as I would like, but it is by far my favourite bookstore. To spend a few hours there, celebrating the launch of my very own novel–amazing experience. I can’t believe how fortunate I am.

I hope to see you there!

Here’s a synopsis of the book, along with the cover, just in the off chance you have yet to witness them:

Summer On Fire

Zach Carson is a loyal friend. But is loyalty enough to keep best friends together when one of them sets fire to the rural barn they use as the local hangout? 

Zach, Jeff Barsell and Arnie Wilson struggle to pick up the pieces when news spreads that a body was discovered in the burnt out shell of the neighbouring home. When the word murder is used by the local police, the stakes grow even higher. When the police start searching for their most likely suspect—none other than Jeff’s older brother, and nemesis, Marty Barsell—the boys decide to join forces and come up with a way to prove his innocence.

But just how innocent is Marty Barsell? When Marty admits to being at the scene of the crime, the three friends enlist the help of Zach’s annoying sister, Sherry, as well as the sympathetic town eccentric, Ms. Halverton. But can they keep it together long enough to save Marty, and themselves, from imminent catastrophe? Summer on Fire is the story of friendships, and the lines we are asked to cross in order to keep them.

Please come out to Blue Heron on September 24th (10AM-Noon) and help me celebrate one of the most exciting events of my life! Your presence is requested. (-: