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West of Wawa
"It's great to have a book that's not about luxury travel but still paints a beautiful picture of this country and
all the adventure you can have."
Alex, Chatelaine BookClub
An interview with
Rachid Filali, for the London newspaper Alquds. We talk about magical realism and all kinds of
For the interview in Arabic, go to:
Below Left, with Tanya Snyder from the Literary Press Group.
Signing books at the Ontario Library Conference 2012
Below: at the Page To Screen Event at the Toronto Reference Library, with Tanya Snyder and Scott Fraser
from The Literary Press Group
At Word On The Street in Toronto, 2011
With authors Danila Botha (Got No Secrets), Sheniz Janmohamed and Ava Homa (Echoes from The Other Land).
With fellow Inanna author, Zoë S Roy,
(The Long March Home and Butterfly Tears)
Books in local Indigo, Chapters and Book City's
Below: reading at the Toronto Women's Bookstore, with authors Danila Botha (Got.No.Secrets.) and Dawn Promislow (Jewels and Other Stories)
Left: a wonderful evening with Lynn Bunker, Connie Rideout and their bookclub.
We had such fun!
"Thank YOU so much for making the drive to Newmarket and spending the evening with us.
I think I can say on behalf of all of us that we
were thrilled to have you with us and to
“pick”your brain!" – Connie Rideout
An incredible privilege: West of Wawa was one of four Editor's Picks in the September issue of Chatelaine 2011.
Photos of West of Wawa launch party
Thank you Toronto Women's Bookstore, it was a great reading —
and thanks to everybody who came.
Photo shoot by Karen Schmidt,
with Danila Botha and Liz Worth.
Pics taken to publicize Toronto Library Reading and upcoming workshop.
"I am super excited to be a
part of this WOW book tour for West of Wawa. I love reading books that take place in Canada and from authors who are Canadian. I love discovering books that I might not normally read and this was no exception. All I will say is that I really enjoyed this and my review will be coming shortly."
Cindy, from Quebec:
Reading at the Annette Street Library with Danila Botha and Liz Worth. A great evening!
Reading at the Tightrope event to raise funds for the High Park Zoo.
Read with Myna Wallin, Liz Worth, Sandra Kasturi, Danila Botha,
Samantha Bernstein and many others. It was a great day and we raised $320!
Pics by Karen Schmidt.
West of Wawa was at the Bloody Words Conference in Toronto, June 1-3
and was a great success!
"We'll never forget West of Wawa!" one attendee said.
Enjoying time in The Write Shop in St Catharines, one of the most wonderful used bookstores ever. Brenda Missen on far left, author of Tell Anna She's Safe, Lisa in centre, Betsy Balega, author of Being Mystic and In Touch With God) on right.Centre: with Ottawa poet, essayist and publisher rob mclennan. Later we were part of a highly entertaining reading/discussion at the Mahtay Cafe. A great time was had at the Niagara Literary Festival!
Niagara Literary Festival at St Catharines
With Kateri Lanthier (Reporting from Night), Danila Botha (Got No Secrets) and Samantha Bernstein (Here We Are Among The Living) at a reading at No One Writes To The Colonel.
A wonderful evening!
From top left: Poet Salimah Valiani (Letter In, Letter Out) reading a moving poem about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Brenda Missen (author of Tell Anna She's Safe, recently on the Top 10 in the Calgary Herald) with my wonderful publisher Luciana Ricciutelli. Humber student Chantilly Post interviewed me about creating fictional characters. Canadian Health & Lifestyle editor-in-chief Barbara Goodman with her copy of West of Wawa. Rosemary McCracken, author of Safe Harbor which shortlisted for Britain's Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger Award in 2010.
A wonderful (if blustery) day at Word on The Street in Toronto 2012.
A great turnout, encouraging to see so many book lovers!
"I finally managed to get my hands on two copies of your book. Indigo did not impress me - had to go to 5 stores to get them!"
– Bianca Marais
Note: The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, The Witchdoctor's Bones, A Glittering Chaos, Between The Cracks She Fell, The Nearly Girl, Single Girls Go Mad Sooner and Cannibals of the Afterlife are all works of fiction by Lisa de Nikolits. Names, characters, places and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All work is original and the author holds copyright.