"A girl was never ruined by books," my mother used to say. I've spent most of my life trying to prove that wrong.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Virtual Launch: BYOB, unfortunately


 Usually when I have a new book come out we have a little launch party at an independent book store.  Last year just about now we were preparing for one for Frenenemy Nations: Love and Hate between Neighbo(u)ring States at Librairie Drawn and Quarterly.  We shared some good things to eat and drink, and I got a chance to hold forth in front of about 40 friends.   (That's what it looked like then.)

This time things are different, Covid-19 oblige.  There will no way of getting together in person to celebrate and talk about Concrete: From Ancient Origins to a Problematic Future, so we've organized a virtual launch through the resources of the publisher, the University of Regina Press.  There's a little video about the book to show and I'll, of course, hold forth.  Would be great fun to have you join us, even if any toasts we might make will have to be provided by you or done in your imagination..  Here's the link to the reservation: it's free, but we need to know how many folks to expect.  bit.ly/marysoderstrom



Monday, September 21, 2020

Concrete Featured at Thin Air Festival

Just thought you'd like to know that are two videos, and interview plus a workshop on

writing non-fiction coming up as part of the Winnipeg Thin Air Festival. 


Check it out:  https://thinairfestival.ca/user/136



Tuesday, August 4, 2020

First Copies of Concrete: From Ancient Origins to a Problematic Future Have Arrived



First copies of my new book have just arrived.  The photos were taken in my kitchen, but I didn't get a selfie of me dancing around!