I was recently honoured to receive a “World Poetry Empowered Writer” award for my novel SHADOW OF THE LION: BLOOD ON THE MOON as well as for my travel journalism. This event was held at the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on October 19 at the World Poetry Peace Conference. (I had previously been invited to present my book at the WP Peace Conference in Larissa, Greece).
Here are a few photos from this event:
Accepting my award
My mini ‘Oscar’
The next night when my Scribbler’s Writers Critique group arrived for our weekly get-together, they surprised me with champagne, food and a celebratory chocolate cake (Celebrating both my publication and one of the other member’s Laurel Hislop’s publication of short stories)
Laurel and I and our cake!
We each got a certificate congratulating us for our publications
Now I am looking forward to my official book launch which will be held on January 14, 2015, hosted by the Greek Consul General at the Hellenic Community Centre in Vancouver.
There will be readings from SHADOW and some poetry by Greek/Canadian award winning poet/publisher Manolis Aligizakis. I’ll even be signing some books!
My very first book signing in Wales in September.
(The gold Horus pen is from Egypt. The Egyptians referred to Alexander as Horus the Wise Prince)