Media Madness! - My Nice Little Scrapbook

I thought I'd keep track of anything that appears in the media about the book here. Have a look. You might find something of interest, even if you're not my mother. And if any of my family and loved ones have paper copies of the Canadian stuff, send it on! Links are no fun in a scrapbook. (For March to the end of April see Part 1 - this thing was getting way too big with all the scans so I chopped it in two.)

February 1, 2015

American Library Association Rainbow List, top ten choice 

Here's the full list. And a prettier version here.

August 14, 2014

Toronto Public Library Teen Summer Reads: Dueling Reviews

This gets a special mention because I saw it for the first time on my birthday. Check out these two wonderful reviews here

May 25, 2014

Blog Interview: The Library of Pacific Tranquility

Steven Buechler was kind enough to interview me for his fantastic blog, after publishing a lovely review of Cinnamon Toast a few days earlier. Read the interview here. (And here's the review!) 

December 30, 2013

Cityline Bookclub - Favourite Books of the Year

I was thrilled to see Cinnamon Toast on this wonderful list, and have since bought most of the other books as well, because it's obvious that the Suzannes have excellent taste. See the list and capsule review here.

December 20, 2013

RTE1 Radio, Liveline with Joe Duffy - short review by Peter Sheridan

It was great to hear Cinnamon Toast mentioned in this end-of-the-year book roundup. Peter Sheridan's review appears five minutes into the broadcast. Click here to listen.

December 10, 2013

Jen Brady's blog - Jen wins my first ever website contest and blogs her victory!

Jen was presented with first prize amid great pomp and ceremony at the Library Bar on December 6 and wrote about the occasion here. I couldn't be more proud.

November 2013

Dublin Book Festival - online interview

I was lucky enough to take part in the Dublin Book Festival this year. Here I am being interviewed on the Festival website: click here.

November 7, 2013

TV3: Ireland AM - short interview

Here's me trying to plug the Dublin Book Festival and getting slagged in the process! Right here! Ah, well. It was fun. I'm not sure if you'll be able to view this outside of Ireland. I've heard it works on an ipad.

October, 2013

The International Festival of Authors  - blog interviews

I was very happy to be chosen as one of the participants in Toronto's International Festival of Authors this year. Here's my listing. I also answered questions for a short blog interview for the IFOA - see it here, and Open Book Ontario, right here. Later the book was reviewed online as part of the lead up to a reading in Parry Sound. See it here!

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Toronto Star - contributor to Alice Munro article

Canadian literary wonders (and me) weigh in on their favourite Alice Munro stories as part of a the celebrations surrounding her Nobel Prize win. I was thrilled to be included in this article. You can see the complete version online here.

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July 19, 2013

Zoomer Magazine (online version) - Interview

In a state of near-exhaustion, I answered questions for Athena McKenzie (great name!) of Zoomer when I was in Vancouver this May. Here is the result in five questions. Plus the book got called 'hilarious and dark', which made me smile. Take a look. 

July 19, 2013

Seymour Hamilton's blog - sound cloud interview

Seymour Hamilton is a writer of heroic fantasy who got in touch with me after reading my National Post blog article about my days on the hippified North Mountain in Nova Scotia, an area we both know well. We recorded this interview over Skype one summer evening. Here it is.

July 18, 2013

The Irish News - Interview/review

The Irish News is a daily newspaper published in Northern Ireland. It's also available in the Republic, but I was unable to get my hands on a printed copy of this great interview and review by Brian Campbell. No matter. Here it is on a fine PDF - behold!

July 04, 2013

Words Worth, blog - Interview

This is the blog of my wonderful friend Leigha Craig (Worth), who was kind enough to feature me yapping on at great length on Cinnamon Toast and writing. Here it is. What a great night. Thank you, Leigha!

June, 2013

Quill & Quire, Canada's Magazine of Book News and Reviews - Starred Review

Hooray! I wish I had a copy of the original, but the web version is fine too. Here it is!

June 29, 2013

The Globe and Mail, Books Section - Tiny cute article

I was asked if I had a story about a book that holds romantic significance for me. Strangely, Nick Hornby's novel about a disintegrating marriage fit the bill. Here's my story:

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June 16, 2013

The Sunday Business Post - mini-review and recommendation

Back in Ireland, Cinnamon Toast made this paper's summer reading list, and it's in fine company! Yay!

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June 08, 2013

The Globe and Mail - review

Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo!! A positive, full length review in The Globe! I went mad with joy when I saw this. I wish I had a paper copy to scan, but because I was back in Dublin by the time this appeared, I've only seen the online version. Here it is: behold.

June 07, 2013

The King's County Register - Interview/review

This paper is based in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, which is the setting for Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World. Pretty neat! Links are no fun, but I wasn't able to get ahold of a paper copy here in Dublin. Still, here it is.

June 07, 2013

The Irish Examiner - interview (with several others)

I was interviewed by the wonderful Sue Leonard as part of her article on writers and social media in The Examiner. The original article was too big to scan properly, but you can get the full version here. And, yes, I made that goofy face on purpose.

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June 01, 2013

The Halifax Chronicle Herald - interview

It was a big thrill to get a feature about Cinnamon Toast in the Herald, seeing as I'm from Halifax, more or less. And I really like this article. However, I'm not sure I'm mad about the headline. At least it wasn't 'Yummy food in a yucky read.'



May 13-16, 2013

National Post Blog, 'The Afterword' - four articles

In mid-May I spent a week as a 'guest editor' on the Canadian National Post blog, which made me very happy indeed. This meant I had an article published every day for the better part of a week. I'll be recycling all of these on my own blog at some point, but here are the originals: 1) My Anti-Launch  2) Daruma's Other Eye 3) Throw Yourself a the Ground and Miss 4) Life at the Dome 

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