And the Masked Mosaic Train Keeps On Rolling …

The Masked Mosaic anthology, edited by Claude Lalumière and Camille Alexa, has now been launched in a couple of Canadian cities: There was the Ottawa launch on March 16th, which by all accounts went very well – I gather some 50 copies of the book sold at the launch, and the venue was packed. And on March 20th, in Edmonton, there was the joint book launch for Masked Mosaic and Krista D. Ball’s What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank.

But there are other launch events in the offing as well, as the rollout (am I the only one who can only hear those words in Peter Cullen’s voice?) for the book continues straight across Canada (well, okay, it’s more like it’s staggering back and forth drunkenly if you look at the events chronologically … ). Specifically, the following launch dates are already confirmed:

Calgary: April 12th, 7:30 pm. Joint book launch for Masked Mosaic and What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank at Sentry Box. Attending authors: Kevin Cockle and Krista D. Ball.

Toronto: April 20th, 3 pm. Book launch for Masked Mosaic at Bakka Phoenix Books. Attending authors: Michael Matheson, Mike Rimar, Michael Chong, and Emma Vossen.

Vancouver: April 23rd, 7 pm. Book launch for Masked Mosaic at Storm Crow Tavern. Attending authors: Claude Lalumière, Camille Alexa, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kristi Charish, and Rhea Rose.

If you’re in the area for any of these venues you should absolutely come out. The contents of the anthology are decidedly eclectic in nature but end up comprising a delightfully cohesive whole. You’re sure to find something to your taste in the book, and with a diverse body of readers showcasing their work at all of the events you’re guaranteed some variety and a good time.

Yes, I’m aware that the notion of variety at the Toronto event is undercut somewhat by the fact that three of the appearing contributors share the same first name.

Speaking to the Toronto event: Yes, I am one of the attending contributors. To show my appreciation to all those attending the Toronto event I will be more than happy to write something completely inappropriate in sign your copy of the anthology. I am also happy to chat, should you be so inclined.

You do not need to RSVP to said event; you can just show up at Bakka at the appropriate time, listen to some readings, gorge on cookies (said cookies are a tradition at book launches held at Bakka), and talk to the contributors at length.

Well, within the bounds of reason, in any case …

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