Saturday, June 08, 2013

Northern Book Tour

I’m very pleased to welcome back as our guest blogger this weekend end, one of the founding members of Type M for Murder and our guiding light for many years, Vicki Delany. She is currently on tour with our own Barbara Fradkin at the edge of the civilized world in the cold, northern reaches of Canada, to whit, the Northwest Territories and Yukon. So here is Vicki’s photo scrapbook for you all. Sorry it’s late. It had to be delivered to Toronto via sled dog team and canoe.
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Day 10 of the great Delany/Fradkin northern book tour.


We’ve been to Yellowknife as invited authors at the NorthWords Literary Festival, to museums, libraries, and bookstores in Whitehorse, Haines Junction, and Skagway. With one week to go in the tour, we have more stops in Whitehorse, including a presentation at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History (where I did a lot of the research for Gold Digger), a mystery lounge panel discussion, and a reading and discussion in the parking lot of a bookstore. We’re also heading to Pelly Crossing to the library there, and to Dawson City for a talk at the museum.

My interest in coming north on a book tour is largely to promote the Klondike Gold Rush series, although I have been mentioning and selling my other books as well (something for everyone!).

I’ve been here before, when doing research for the books, and it is wonderful to be able to come back with the finished product. At the Klondike National Park Museum in Skagway, I enjoyed reading the part of Gold Mountain where Fiona MacGillivray first encounters the legendary, infamous (and real life historical character) Soapy Smith. Fiona soon decides Skagway isn’t big enough for the both of them, and decamps for Dawson City over the Chilkoot Trail.

It’s been a wonderful, fun, exciting and interesting trip, as well as packed with activity. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Meeting the locals in Yellowknife.

Barbara takes a picture.

On CBC radio show Trail’s End in Yellowknife.

Carcross, Yukon.

Anyone for a swim? The passes between Alaska and Yukon.

Window display, Mac’s Fireweed Books in Whitehorse.

At Klondike Park Museum, Skagway, Alaska

3 comments:

Hannah Dennison said...

What a fun time you must be having! Thanks for sharing your adventures - love the photos!

Frankie Y. Bailey said...

I love these photos, too. Wish I could have come along just to see the land.

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