Helloooo everyone! If you’ve been keeping an eye on me over the past almost-year now, especially in the past few months, you’ll know that I am gearing up for a book launch! Yes – my VERY OWN book!!! 😭 I have spent the past year working through the self publishing process with my wonderful team at The Self Publishing Agency (TSPA). Working with their CEO, brand strategist, editor, designer, Amazon specialist, and more – it has been a ton of hard work and a truly incredible experience this past year, and now, here we are! My book, Blooming: Poetry for Seasons of Change, is finally complete and I have hard copies available to share with all of you. Read on for more details about how you can join me for my book launch 😊
I cannot wait for the launch parties that will be kicking off THIS WEEKEND to celebrate all of the pre-orders that I’ve received! Here’s the details for events happening over the next week or so:
1 – Book Signing – We will begin the celebrations in my home, the Okanagan, kicking off with a book signing and launch event in Kelowna. The book signing will take place on Friday, May 26 from 1:00 – 5:00pm at Indigo Kelowna, in Orchard Park Mall. This event is open to the public and designed for those who won’t be able to make it to the book launch, or those who just happen to drop by! I’ll have books available for purchase and will be signing books as well.
2 – Kelowna Book Launch – The first official book launch event will kick off on Saturday, May 27 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. This event will be taking place in downtown Kelowna at Black Sheep Coffee Bar (previously Bean Scene Coffee Works) at 371 Bernard Ave. I will be doing a reading from my book, have some time for Q&A, and of course, be signing books too 😊
3 – Vancouver Book Launch – Once the celebrations in the Okanagan are complete, I’ll be heading to Vancouver for the launch event there on May 28, taking place from 5:00 – 7:00pm. This event will be held at This World’s Ours Centre in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver, at 191 E 10th Ave. It will feature a reading, Q&A, and book signings – plus a snack for those in attendance 😉
4 – Toronto Book Launch – After the whirlwind of the weekend in BC, I’ll be jetting off to Toronto. To wrap up the incredible week, I’ll be hosting a launch event in Toronto as well! On Friday, June 2, I will be hosting the Toronto Book Launch from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This event will take place at Field Trip Cafe, in Downtown Toronto at 3 Westmoreland Ave. Once again, the event will feature a reading from my book, a Q&A period, and lots of time for signing books! 🥰
It’s going to be a very busy, exciting, jam-packed week – and I truly cannot wait to celebrate with you all 😍 There’s still time for you to pre-order your copy of the book for a launch event in advance – check out my website to get your order in!!
Once the launch parties, book signings, and events have all wrapped, then I will be able to share Blooming fully with all of you. It will be available for you to order anywhere worldwide, and will be available for pick-up in some local bookstores across the country as well. I will share all of this information with you once it is available, so stay tuned!
For now, I am looking forward to celebrating the culmination of this journey over the next week. THANK YOU to all who have supported me along the way. I hope to see you at one (or more) of the many events taking place over the next week or so! All my love, Chiara xoxo ♥️