Between 2:00 and 5:00 on Sunday September 24, count on lots to entertain you at a bookish afternoon in Alton Mill. Max Wallace and I will be the authors on site. Learn more in this article from the September 14th edition of the Orangeville Citizen. Refreshments will be included with your ticket.
Why? I’ve been busy promoting both my visual art and my book. Summer has been sliding through my slippery fingers!
Check out this fabulous review of Took You So Long (pub. Porcupine’s Quill, 2022) in Rrampt Magazine.
This beauty is available to view / purchase this weekend until the end of June, 2023. As a member-artist, I am pleased to have been invited to be part of this group art show and sale.
Back in December 2022, I did a book talk about my short story collection Took You So Long for Bruce County Public Library at the Chesley branch library. The video is back from editing and is now available on YouTube. Check it out right here. Let me know your thoughts about the video by leaving a comment.
A lot has happened since the release of my debut short story collection Took You So Long.
I attended a number of author events last fall including but not limited to:
- special events such as the 125th Anniversary of Victoria Jubilee Hall in Walkerton
- book talks at libraries
- retired teacher luncheons and book signings
- multi-author events like one in Hamilton attended by ten authors!
- the making of a book trailer (thank you Jenni Welsh)
Here is your opportunity to view the book’s trailer.
Check out my personal and professional Facebook pages to learn about upcoming book events scheduled for a location near you. If you want to arrange a book event, just contact me by using the CONTACT FORM on my website, through email or through Facebook.
If I were to ask a younger version of myself how she feels about what is happening in my life as I approach my 65th birthday, that youngster would say she doesn’t believe that I wrote a book, never mind launched it, had a book trailer made, did a reading at Victoria Jubilee Hall in Walkerton, and presented the book in the company of nine other authors at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton. Pinch me!
I’m thrilled to be reading from my debut short story collection, ”Took You So Long,” and participating in a Q&A at Walkerton Public Library from 3-4 on October 20. Hope to see you there.
What an exciting time it has been. I recently received a parcel from the publisher of Took You So Long. Inside was an advance, the contract, some marketing tips, a publisher’s gift, and twenty copies of the book. I was SO excited to open the box. There are few times when I’ve been so emotional. Holding my very own debut collection of stories was akin to saying “I do” to John and holding our three children for the first time. Okay, okay, becoming a grandmother was right up there, too.
Now my ‘book baby’ has been released to the world. The serious nail-biting can begin.
This is the scrumptious cover.
Thank you so much for your support.
Are you someone who has difficulty locating your writing voice? Then this three hour workshop is for you.
Do you enjoy writing but can’t seem to get started? Maybe you have written in the past but have felt blocked to start again?
Join me, Cindy Matthews, local author of the debut short story collection Took You So Long, published by Porcupine’s Quill, late August 2022, for ways to ignite your writing. The focus will be on creating short fiction but many of the strategies explored will be applicable to memoir and creative nonfiction writing.
When: Wednesday August 24
Where: sound+colour Gallery
316 Mill Drive, Paisley
Bring a pen and water bottle. Cindy Matthews will supply the paper.
Registration through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Launch Party Announcement!
Where: Mill Pond Gallery and Bookstore, Cargill Ontario
When: Friday July 1
Time: 2 p.m.