For All Inclusive‘s US release, I’m “going” a month-long US virtual tour! Each weekday from October 9-November 3, I’ll be visiting a different writing/book blog. There will be interviews, reviews and short pieces about the process of writing the novel. I hope you’ll join in with your comments and questions. Here’s a list of the stops:
October 9: This and That Book Blog
October 10: Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
October 11: It’s Raining Books
October 12: The Avid Reader
October 13: Beyond Romance
October 16: Writers and Authors
October 17: Long and Short Reviews
October 18: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
October 19: Kit ‘N Kabookle
October 20: Book Lover Promo
October 23: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
October 24: T’s Stuff
October 25: Dawn’s Reading Nook
October 26: Sharing Links and Wisdom
October 27: Fabulous and Brunette
October 30: Readeropolis
October 31: Books, Dreams,Life
November 1: Edgar’s Books
November 2: BooksChatter
November 3: Harlie Williams, Writer
I have some good news! All Inclusive will be released in the US on August 5th.
You can find reviews and a synopsis here (the book’s been out in Canada for over a year).
I’m hoping to promote the book through a few events in the fall, as well as by Skyping into book clubs and doing some media/blog interviews. If you are in book club, invite me! My publisher has a book club guide and will offer a free book to the book club’s host.
I’m thrilled that All Inclusive has been selected as one of Kobo CA’s Best Books of the year, in the Canadian Favourites category (and it’s in very excellent company)! Kobo folks will receive double Kobo points when purchasing any best-of-the-year title.
See more here.
“Altogether, an absorbing read. Farzana Doctor has used humour, heartache, joy and eroticism, to produce a compelling story of self-discovery with characters that we cheer on as they struggle towards a satisfactory conclusion.”
Thanks to Jeanne Duperreault for this review! Read more here.
I awoke today to a full-page feature in the National Post! Have a look here.
Check out this interview with Open Book Ontario about about encouraging feedback, finding lakeside reading spots and the intimidation and gratification that comes with presenting your own creative work.
In celebration of the International Festival of Authors, Open Book interviewed me about All Inclusive, which I’ll be presenting in Woodstock and Toronto. Read about it here.
“Heart-breaking, moving, funny, and at times erotic, this novel that represents the amazing diversity of Canadian literature. A beautiful and powerful story.” Read the rest of this review here.
New All Inclusive review by Kaley Stewart: “This novel will definitely be in my top five CanLit list at the end of the year.” Read the rest here.
Thanks to Scott Dagostino for this review of All Inclusive.
In the worlds that Farzana Doctor creates, ordinary people are wondrous and complicated, and all these things that divide us — countries, professions, sexualities, genders, races — are mere distractions from what truly matters. Her stories ring true enough to think our world could be that way too. One can only hope.
Read more here.
“An ambitious, thematically voracious novel on love and the wounds we didn’t know we had.”
Read the rest here.
A first review of All Inclusive is in! Thanks to Kelly Beers at The Avid Reader Magazines & Books, Cobourg:
Great characters, excellent plot & true substance. A great (& compulsive) read. I cannot wait to sell it in October… True thanks for the work- your novel is smart, sassy, bittersweet & joyful. The way in which you dealt with the [tragedy] is deft & sublime.