I'm still mourning the end of the Toronto International Film — the eleven days in September when Toronto feels like the centre of the universe and when all the fun helps us forget that summer's drawing to a close. Toronto is truly at its best during the festival. So much buzz in the air. Walking from the Lightbox around the corner to Roy Thompson Hall around 8:15 pm on the evening of the seventh there were so many summery, excited folks in the street enjoying the atmosphere, celeb watching or in line for movies that it felt dreamlike.

This year I had the good fortune to catch six films: Words and Pictures, Philomena, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Tracks, Stay and Sunshine on Leith.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Q & A, Elgin theatre, TIFF,

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Q & A, Elgin theatre, TIFF,
September 10, 2013
Tracks Q & A, Elgin theatre, TIFF, September 10, 2013

Watch the Q A:
Waiting for the Sunshine on Leith showing, Bloor Hot Docs
Cinema, September 14, 2013, TIFF
Sunshine on Leith trailer:
Sad as I am that the festival's over, it's absence has given me the chance to catch up on some other things. Like spending time outdoors.
Wye Marsh, Midland, September 22, 2013
 

Wye Marsh, Midland, September 22, 2013

I'm also still putting in hours at my old office job, working out of my former cubicle, funnily enough. And of course I'm gearing up for the upcoming Tomorrow blog tour (thanks to Shane at Itching for Books for doing such a fab job of assembling the tour!). You can click the below banner for info on all the stops. I hope you'll drop in somewhere along the route to find out more about Tomorrow and say hello!
Tomorrow Tour: Oct 7 - 18

I've got double-sided bookmarks ready for Tomorrow's release


and if you'd like a chance to win signed copies of Yesterday and Tomorrow, there are two weeks left to enter the Goodreads giveaway (open to residents of Canada, U.S.A, U.K, Ireland and Australia).


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tomorrow by C.K. Kelly Martin

Tomorrow

by C.K. Kelly Martin

Giveaway ends October 10, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

I didn't intend to skip a whopping six weeks between blog entries but life is unpredictable. Between readying the Yesterday sequel for publication and other things that got in the way of blogging, well, here we are in September. There were some tough things about this summer that I can't really talk about because they're not mine to tell, but there were also fun nights out at the wind orchestra in an Oakville park, gelato-based outings and two trips to the CNE. The first time Paddy and I climbed on a bunch of amusement rides and got ourselves pretty dizzy, but I'm telling you, you couldn't pay me to ride the Mach 3. That thing looks INSANE. If you're wondering what I'm talking, about here's a clip of the same ride taken in Winnipeg:


I'm also doing a bit of work at my old office for the next while, filling in for folks on vacation, and now that the Toronto Film Festival's just days away I'll likely be disappearing from the Internet again for a bit. But before I disappear into movieland and my office cubicle, I wanted to announce the upcoming blog tour for Tomorrow which Shane (thanks, Shane!) at Itching for Books has been doing an awesome job of putting together. Click for details.
Tomorrow Tour: Oct 7 - 18

Meanwhile I'm holding a Yesterday + Tomorrow giveaway at Goodreads to celebrate the paperback release of Yesterday on September 10th and Tomorrow's October 10th release. Residents of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia can enter to win signed copies of both books.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tomorrow by C.K. Kelly Martin

Tomorrow

by C.K. Kelly Martin

Giveaway ends October 10, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

I hope your own summer has been more of the fun parts and less of the tough ones! Personally, I'm also hoping for a September that feels more like summer than fall. I'm not ready to give up long evening walks by the lake with gelato in hand just yet.

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