Upcoming Author Appearances

There aren’t enough days in the summer, not here in Winterpeg. So I find that my time from the beginning of May until the end of September books up quickly. This year is no different.

At the next rainy day I’ll be going next door (I work at the daycare attached to my son’s school) on my coffee break to read Nelly Bean and the Kid Eating Garbage Can Monster to my son’s class. The rest of my author appearances are more formal.

May 1st – Kids Help Phone Walk so Kids can Talk – Duckworth Center Gym, Winnipeg. This will be my second year at this event. If you are interested visit the Kid Help Phone website to sign up for the walk. Everyone is welcome and both the route and the Duckworth Gym are full accessible. I saw strollers and wheelchairs last year. I will be at one of the sponsor tables with my books and $2 from the sale of every paperback at the event will be donated to Kids Help Phone. As an added bonus, for every e-book sold online that day I will donate $1 to KHP. (The only exception is the cookbook, Recipes and Memories, which is actually by my mother and is always sold in support of St Boniface Hospital’s Palliative Care Ward).

May 7th – Winnipeg Public Library’s Author Fair – Millennium Library, downtown Winnipeg. This is my first year at this event, and I am extremely excited for this.

Event agenda:
11 am: Informal talks with selected local authors
1-2 pm: Set up for Fair (Set up your table)
2–4:30 pm: Book Fair (Carol Shields Auditorium, open to public)

I am really looking forward to attending the talks and to meeting as many people as I can at the fair in the afternoon. All of my titles will be available on this day.

May 13th – Springfield Ladies’ Group – Springfield Public Library (or new location, they are possibly moving). A wonderful lady at my church invited me to speak to her group about bullying and about my books. I have done fairs and street markets and flea markets before. I have done readings before. This will be my first time as a guest speaker. I’ll admit I’m a little nervous but if you have to do something like this for the first time, getting up in front of some really nice older ladies is probably the best way to ease into it!

June 17-19 – Summer in the City – Steinbach, Main St. Steinbach’s annual street fair looks to be a grand event again this year. Authors of Manitoba will be attending so along with my books you’ll be able to find books by a dozen authors from all over Manitoba. We’re expecting to have over 40 different titles for children, teens, and adults in seven or eight genres. New this year will be our first graphic novel and our first cookbook, plus an awesome guide to local useful plants.

Saturdays – I’m hoping to attend the Steinbach Flea Market in front of the Co-Op gas station Saturdays from 10-2 (ish), weather permitting, most weeks, from the end of May until they close down for the summer. Still looking to get some details on this one though. I’ll let you know.

If you would like me to speak at an event, or if you have crafters’ tables for rent at an event in Manitoba, please contact me. I’m always looking to get out and meet people. I also do school and library readings for kids of any age.


Pieces Availability

Pieces is now available for sale in e-book and print. Here’s a list of links:

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Casia-Schreyer/dp/1530418771/

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/620808

Kobo Books – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/pieces-26

Createspace (printer direct paperback) – https://www.createspace.com/6122032

Prices on Amazon will vary depending on which country you are ordering from. In general the e-book is 3.99 USD. The paperback is $12.99 USD plus shipping.

If you live in Southeastern Manitoba Pieces will be available, starting next Tuesday, at Driven 2 Sew Quilt Shop in Steinbach. Or you can contact me to arrange a meeting and I will bring you a signed paperback for $15 CDN.

If you live elsewhere but would like a signed paperback please contact me. We can arrange an online payment and I can ship you a signed copy for $15 CDN plus shipping.

The first 25 paperback copies purchased direct from me will be signed, in silver, by me and the cover artist. They are the only 25 copies that will be signed by the artist. They will also have a special handwritten note from me inside, each one different. These 25 limited edition copies are also $15 CDN.

Interview with Author Casia Schreyer

A recent author interview I did for Pieces.

Schreyer Ink Publishing

Schreyer Ink Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Pieces a young adult contemporary novel by author Casia Schreyer. We had some questions for the author and she was eager to answer.

So Casia, this is your third novel and your second in this genre. What inspired you to write a novel like Pieces?

CS: Actually, that’s a strange story. I was talking to a friend about Christmas lights and the varying opinions about whether people should be decorating for Christmas before Remembrance Day. That led to the idea of a girl who has these new neighbours who don’t put up lights for Christmas The boys in her neighbourhood egg the house. She’s wondering why they don’t have lights. From there grew the idea of a novel told in vignette style chapters about this girl and the things happening around her as she becomes more aware of her world…

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