Events & Giveaways


Saturday October 22. Doors open at 11:30 AM

    High Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver A real live event! I'll be moderating a discussion between my author pals Tara Moss and Kate Quinn. Tickets are $65, and each ticket purchase includes: High Tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, a finished copy of THE DIAMOND EYE, a finished copy of THE GHOSTS OF PARIS, and an advanced reading edition of THE PORCELAIN MOON.

    For tickets: EventBrite Canada


Saturday April 30 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM Pacific

    Canadian Independent Bookstore Day A real live event! I'll be at Western Sky Books (2132-2850 Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam BC)

Sunday Jan. 30 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM Pacific / 8:00 - 9:30 PM Eastern

    GUNG HAGGIS FAT CHOY 2022 (Virtual Event) Gung Haggis Fat Choy began here in Vancouver, the ultimate fusion of cultures as we celebrate Robbie Burns Day and the Lunar New Year with tongue-in-cheek fun and fabulous food. Normally this would be a big banquet with wine and whiskey and live performances. This year, organizer Toddish McWong has assembled a programme of performances that's a balance of traditions old and new with music & poetry, Scottish & Chinese, with Canadian twists! I will be doing a reading from THE LIBRARY OF LEGENDS, about a Chinese New Year scene.

    Performances include:

    • JILL BARBER -  Loch Lomand
    • JANIE CHANG - Library of Legends
    • Traditional Reading of The Selkirk Grace
    • PIPE IN THE HAGGIS & Dragon
    • Adddress to the HAGGIS 
    • FIONA TINWEI LAM - Vancouver Poet Laureate
    • Close with Auld Lang Syne

    Attendance is free, but please register ASAP so that you can get your login link in time Click here to sign up.

    But what about the traditional Chinese-Scottish banquet, you ask? Catering provided by Floata Restaurant - a special Take-Away Dinner for 2 Menu – designed to travel well and not to spill.

    • 2 Corn soup with “egg clouds”
    • Spicy jelly fish appetizer
    • 2 turnip cake appetizer
    • 2 haggis dumpling appetizer
    • Special vegetarian lettuce wrap
    • 2 slices of haggis
    • 2 salt & pepper fish
    • 2 Capitol pork loin
    • Buddhist feast
    • Long Life e-fu noodles

    Price is $75 + tax. Please call Floata to pre-order by Friday 8pm. Pick-up will be approximately 3.00-4:30pm on Sunday to give you time to get home and watch our show on your computer or TV. Please call 604 602 0368 and ask for Brian, the catering manager looking after this event. **

    ** You must order this dinner by tonight, Friday 8 pm. If you're too late, we ask that you support a local business and order from Floata's regular take-out menu, or order from your favourite local restaurant. 

    ** I suggest you read the menu and order by phone


Last month's giveaway was so popular my publishers are running it again! Enter to win one of 100 advance reading copies of THE PORCELAIN MOON on Goodreads (USA postal addresses only please) . Click to enter on Goodreads!