Friday, November 27, 2009

rob mclennan's 12 or 20 questions

rob mclennan runs this excellent question series on his blog & i was so pleased to be invited. my favourite question was #5...
5 - Are public readings part of or counter to your creative process? Essential part of the process—you can immediately see what’s going over, what’s not. Are you the sort of writer who enjoys doing readings? Readings are wonderful—a way to connect to readers, to hear what they think, listen to other people’s stories. I love doing readings, even though they make me so nervous I can barely remember what I’ve said.
which reminds me...must decide what to read from RATS OF LAS VEGAS tomorrow night in Ottawa.

Monday, November 23, 2009

heading to Ottawa for the Small Press Fair

later this week, i'm off to the Ottawa Small Press Fair. i'll be reading at the pre-Fair soiree that's (to quote ze man himself) lovingly hosted by rob mclennan, with Michael Dennis, Spencer Gordon, Michelle Desbarats, and Garry Thomas Morse. looking forward to it!

Friday, November 27, 2009; doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm
at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)
Armstrong at Parkdale, Ottawa

meanwhile, i've been watching rat videos, and i've finally decided that this particular rat is my favourite. it was thought to be extinct millions of years ago. you can practically hear this existentialist Laotian Rock Rat thinking to itself, "If i sit here perfectly still for long enough & pretend you don't exist, voila, you will no longer exist."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

lovely first review for RATS

The Winnipeg Free Press says:
Toronto-based Lisa Pasold's debut novel is as enticing as the lit-up Las Vegas strip and as satisfying as a winning hand at poker.

for the rest of Kathryne Kouk's lovely review of RATS OF LAS VEGAS, visit the Free Press here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009