5.35 The Walking Man Book Launch

I’ve been sitting on this for a while, but I can finally talk about it. So, there’s this little matter of a book I’ve been working on the past few years. We’ve been working hard editing, designing and making plans for the upcoming book launch. Yes, that’s right, the book launch. The official launch of The Walking Man will be on Wednesday, February 4th at the Centre for Social Innovation. We’ve got some pretty wild plans up our sleeves for the launch party, so this is something you won’t want to miss. However, if you do miss it, everything will be recorded and released at a later date.

Why would you want to record a book launch, let alone watch a video of it? Well, we’re working hard at creating something that is more than just celebrating the release of the book. I feel that so many people have supported me and my work, I want to present something that is giving back, something unique, funny, poignant and entertaining.

Over a year ago, I walked into the Centre for Social Innovation and thought to myself: This would be an amazing space for a book launch. I finally have that book completed and plan on transforming the space into a place where we can suspend our collective belief and enter into the world of the book.

I don’t want to reveal too many details yet, but the launch event will consist of videos, performance and musical accompaniment from singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan and some of the characters from the book might even drop by for a visit. This will all make sense in the end.

My publisher, Iguana Books, has been amazing at guiding me through this process. Kate Unrau challenged me in all the best possible ways during the editing. Ellen Yu from Guerrilla Rabbit brought her singular design talent to the book cover and promotional materials. Emily Niedoba from StoriaPR has really helped give the manuscript that extra push it needs to get in front of the right people.

And of course, this all started with the individuals who supported the Pubslush campaign. The final manuscript files have been uploaded to the system and we will soon receive copies of the novel to send out and fulfill the campaign incentives. And yes, they will arrive well before the book launch so you’ll all get them exclusively before they are widely available. Look for e-vites and more information about the launch in early January.