Saturday, September 6, 2008

Top Shelf

Shelf Life, a publication of the Toronto Library Board, gave Lake Erie Stories a big thumbs up in its most recent issue. Reviewer Joan Sutter said:

"... anyone interested in the area ... will find a well-documented history, laid out like a map, for all to see and follow."

She also gave the book 4 1/2 "bookmarks" -- high praise, indeed.

It's great to get a nod from the libraries. Authors and publishers tend to focus on retail sales, but libraries are a key component of any book's health -- and the most accessible way to reach readers. They also provide authors with other opportunities, like speaking engagements and events. And, of course, there are few books that would ever see the light of day without the resources of a good library.

Thanks, Shelf Life.

Also, if you're in southwestern Ontario on Monday morning, tune your TV in to your local A Channel affiliate for A Channel Morning. I'll be on around 8:45 a.m. to discuss some of the wilder stories of Lake Erie's past, especially the eastern end.

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