Gordon's next book signing of A Most Spectacular Narrative takes place in Palm Springs, hosted by Just Fabulous
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Just Fabulous, 515 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA
Gordon will be joined by authors, Brian Peyton Joyner (The Wisdom of Stone) and R.E. Nelson (Palace Dog) for an afternoon of readings and Q & A.
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Gordon Self "A Most Spectacular Narrative" Book Launch
Hosted by Audreys Books Ltd.
Friday, December 1st, 2017
Audreys Bookstore, 10702 Jasper Ave.
Please join Edmonton author Gordon Self in unveiling his third novel, a romantic comedy about two middle-aged friends, facing unexpected challenges in their personal and professional lives. The story looks at the universal balancing of our commitment to careers, friendships, and family, and discovering where our priorities lie.
Author proceeds in support of the Covenant Foundation and mental health-friendly environments: http://covenantfoundation.ca
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Thanks to everyone who attended the book launch, and helping to make it a spectacular event. My good friends, Karen Galenzoski and Jon Popowich, for whom I dedicated this novel, were in attendance. You can see Karen below through the stairwell, and Jon, well, he's the person behind the lens of the camera taking all these wonderful pictures. The painting to the right is the author's interpretation of key themes and events in the novel, set to canvas during a fund raising event; one of many that my generous family and friends host each year. They inspire me to write. But as for painting, I will best leave that to the real artist of our gang, Robin Phillips who painted the cover of my second novel, seen at the foot of my artwork.
BOOK LAUNCH FOR DROWNING IN IOWA
Friday, October 30, 2015, Audreys Bookstore, Edmonton, Alberta
7pm. Please see photographs from the book launch below.
Spending a year in Iowa was meant to revitalize their marriage, but when tragedy strikes their family, Jane Roberts and Aaron Scott come face to face with their own vulnerabilities and questions of midlife. As physicians, they are trained to help others in times of crisis, but nothing could prepare them for losing a child. Now they must learn to rediscover themselves and one another as they embark
on a parallel journey of healing.
Drowning in Iowa is a poignant look at how trauma can shake a family to its very roots. From the rugged shores of Newfoundland to the picturesque lands of the American Midwest, it is a story of heartbreak, fidelity, introspection, and hope.
Drowning in Iowa is Gordon Self's second novel, following the release of The Necessities of Life last year.
Book Launch and Signing
Thanks to all those who attended the event on:
Friday, October 17, 2014
Audreys Books Ltd.
10702 Jasper Avenue
I am so grateful for all those who attended the book launch. The pictures below from my friend Jon Popowich capture the event well. While The Necessities of Life is a tragic story, it is our ability to reach out to others, and to reach for something more, that can create such a joyful experience of shared humanity, as evident on the faces I saw in the bookstore that night.