I will be on hand at the NORTH YORK CENTRAL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM on Monday January 30th to sign copies of SUMMER ON FIRE. I, together with a ‘tough’ group of authors, will be joining in on the fight against Alzheimer’s! My reason for being there will be in support of my grandmother, who was taken by Alzheimer’s several years ago. My very first published piece was in the GLOBE & MAIL Facts & Arguments column…and it was about my grandmother and Alzheimer’s. It was later featured on the Canadian Alzheimer’s Association’s website.

Please come out to support this event. It is near and dear to me. I’m hoping for a great turn out. There will be a lot of authors there…your purchases will help make it successful!

Thanks in advance…and see you there!

Authors Fight Alzheimer’s

Book Signing Fundraiser 

 Monday January 30th, 2012, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

North York Central Library Auditorium

5120 Yonge Street, Toronto

Please Attend…

The Authors Fight Alzheimer’s book signing fundraiser, the first of its kind, is an event put together by Canadian authors and publishers in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society. Authors of various genres will be present to sign their books with the proceeds going to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The theme Read…Think…Remember is to promote keeping the mind active through reading, an important defense against the disease.

Author Attendees (as of December 18th):

MuseItUp Publishing – Joanne Elder, Sandra Clarke, Kevin Craig, Nancy Bell, Helene Prevost

Double Dragon Publishing – Deron Douglas, Anne Grobbo

Chizine Publishing – Doug Smith (two-time Aurora Award winner), Caitlin Sweet

Dragon Moon Press – Erik Buchanan, Jessica Frey

Dark Dragon Publishing – Karen Dales

Crime Writers of Canada – Melodie Campbell, Rick Blechta, Joan Boswell, Alison Bruce, Sheila Dalton, Alex Markman

The Writers Community of York Region – Malcolm Watts, Heather Lambert

And – I.J. Schecter, Peter Dennis, Mark Pezzelato.

Guest Speaker – Dr. Sandra Black, Director, LC Campbell Cognitive Neurology Research Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor, department of medicine (neurology), University of Toronto

Thanks to Deron Douglas for publishing a commemorative book for this event.

Authors interested in participating in the event or for more information

please contact the Event Organizer:

Joanne Elder This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Borden, Ladner, Gervais LLP

MuseItUp Publishing, Sunrise of Aurora, Edward Street Bistro

By Kevin Craig

Author, Poet, Playwright. Author of The Camino Club, Billions of Beautiful Hearts, and Book of Dreams, all from Duet Books, the LGBTQ Young Adult imprint of Chicago Review Press. Other books: Pride Must Be A Place, Half Dead & Fully Broken, Burn Baby Burn Baby, The Reasons, Sebastian's Poet, and Summer on Fire.

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