It’s a sunny day here where I am, at home, just returned from a really great morning delivering back to back keynote speeches to Writers Craft high school students in Niagara. They were very sweet and smart and it was an inspiration to spend time with them.
And then I return home to two nice bits of news. First, The Demonologist is on The Globe and Mail Canadian Bestseller List for an 8th straight week (at #9, and #2 among hardcovers)! And the book also gets a great notice in the Hamilton Spectator:
“The pace heats up in the first chapter and stays to the climax. This is storytelling that transcends the boundaries of genre: mystery (a vanished child), thriller (evil), a page-turner. It’s beautifully written, with layer upon layer of fear, redemption and deep feelings rarely expressed in a fiction. The Demonologist should not be missed.” — Don Graves, Hamilton Spectator
The Demonologist – Hamilton Spectator
Pleased as all heck to see The Demonologist on the Globe and Mail Canadian Fiction Bestseller List for a fourth straight week (and the #1 hardcover)!
And in other news, the zipper on my jeans just broke. Coincidence? Yeah. Probably just coincidence.
Globe and Mail – Canadian Fiction Bestseller List, April 6, 2013
The Demonologist is on the Globe and Mail Bestseller List for a second straight week!
It’s at #8 (up from last week) and #4 among hardcovers. It’s also #5 on the Canadian Fiction list, and #1 among Canadian hardcovers.
Cheers! And many thanks.
The Demonologist has made all the major bestseller lists in Canada in its first week! Thanks to all the booksellers who have introduced the book to readers, and to those readers who decided to take the plunge.
In addition to being #3 on the Maclean’s Hardcover Fiction List, the book was #9 on the Globe and Mail Fiction List (which includes all formats, including original paperbacks) and #6 on the Canadian Fiction List (all formats, including reprint paperbacks) and #8 on the Toronto Star National Fiction List.
It’s been a great weekend here – we had much-loved friends in from out of town – and while we would have celebrated anyway, there were a few more reasons to do so this time.
The Globe and Mail asked me to write them a Christmas short story this year. Characteristically, you will find no dancing sugar plums or anything sugary at all in “The Ward,” but it’s about as sweet as I’m prepared to get.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!
“The Ward” in The Globe and Mail