2011 Round-Up

It’s 9pm on December 31st, and I’m waiting to go out to the first of two NYE house parties tonight.

2011 has been a fantastic year, and I’m grateful to my friends, family and readers for making it so fabulous.

Some  highlights:

-Six Metres of Pavement was released in March and received great reviews

-I received the prestigious Dayne Ogilvie Grant from the Writers Trust of Canada

-I was the writer in residence for Open Book: Toronto in September. I blogged on all things literary.

-I was invited to read at the Vancouver International Writers Festival

-I toured–all over Canada, Texas, and New Orleans

-Six Metres of Pavement received a Rainbow Award for Best Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction

NOW Magazine named Six Metres of Pavement one of its Top Ten Books of 2011

What’s next for 2012? I’ll be touring some more. In January, I’ll head to LA and in March, along with Vivek Shraya, I’ll read all over the NE United States (stay tuned for more on our “God Loves Pavement, Two Brown Authors Hit the Road” tour).

Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement will be published by Rupa in India (release sometime this summer) and I’m thrilled to be able to travel there to do some touring too.

Finally, I’m working on an ending and edits to my third novel, tentatively titled “All Inclusive”, a novel inspired by my love-hate relationship with all-inclusive resorts and monogamy.

It’s time to put on some lipstick and sequins. Happy New Year, all!