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Christy Ann Conlin, Author

Authors for Indies this Saturday, April 29! Slipping from my writing chamber to celebrate wonderful independent bookstores. I'll be The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville at 10 AM and Lexicon Books in Lunenburg at 3 PM. ... See MoreSee Less

Authors for Indies this Saturday, April 29! Slipping from my writing chamber to celebrate wonderful independent bookstores. Ill be The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville at 10 AM and Lexicon Books in Lunenburg at 3 PM.

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We look forward to seeing you, Christy Ann!

4 weeks ago

Christy Ann Conlin, Author

Jeez, something an author never dares dream of: The Memento being read in the freshly built,, super amazing #BookNook, made by those crazy brothers from #Brojects: In the House." Such a funny show, both practical and insane, good old Nova Scotia humour. You can stream the episode free off the Cottage Life website. Learn how to build your own Book Nook!Looking for a great book to read? May we suggest "The Memento" by Christy Ann Conlin, Author. Set on the Bay of Fundy, "The Memento" is a strange tale of madness, murder and dark secrets. A must add to your booklist!

#mysteries #NovaScotia
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Jeez, something an author never dares dream of: The Memento being read in the freshly built,, super amazing #BookNook, made by those crazy brothers from #Brojects: In the House.  Such a funny show, both practical and insane, good old Nova Scotia humour. You can stream the episode free off the Cottage Life website. Learn how to build your own Book Nook!

I had the pleasure of being a part of the 28 Sterling podcast series with Noah Richler. The final episode airs tonight. You can listen at House of Anansi Press houseofanansi.com/podcast and subscribe on iTunes!

"In ‘Vancouver Biotech Startup Launches World’s First Book Pill,” the eighth and final podcast in the debut series of #128Sterling Host Noah Richler reveals details of the development and testing of a revolutionary new platform for literature, the edible book pill. He speaks to the writer-scientists behind the book pill’s invention, to Inuit claiming cultural appropriation, to novelists anxious about the unprecented disruptive bio-technology, and to others keen not to be excluded. With Gary Barwin, Laakkuluk Bathory, Irina Kovalyova, Vincent Lam, Lisa Moore, Russell Smith and others.

House of Anansi Press
In ‘Vancouver Biotech Startup Launches World’s First Book Pill,” the eighth and final podcast in the debut series of #128Sterling coming tomorrow, host Noah Richler reveals details of the development and testing of a revolutionary new platform for literature, the edible book pill. He speaks to the writer-scientists behind the book pill’s invention, to Inuit claiming cultural appropriation, to novelists anxious about the unprecented disruptive bio-technology, and to others keen not to be excluded. With Gary Barwin, Laakkuluk Bathory, Irina Kovalyova, Vincent Lam, Lisa Moore, Russell Smith and others. Listen at houseofanansi.com/podcast and subscribe on iTunes!
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Behold! The Memento "literary gift box" which you could win today! Tune into CBC Mainstreet in Halifax for details this afternoon 3-6 PM Atlantic & you could win this lovely box. At 4:15ish you'll get to hear me telling host Bob Murphy a spooky tale. I'll be in Annapolis Royal with The Memento and master storyteller, Angela Reynolds at the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, as part of the Annapolis Royal Ghost Town Festival launch. Read on for Gift Box Details!

“A Literary Gift Box”
The items in this spiffy gift box evoke the lush world of The Memento. Page numbers for each “memento” are included in the list below, which correspond to the box photo, from left to right:
1. China tea cup (haunted) from Percy's Place, antique & curiosities shop, Somerset, Nova Scotia (Page 68)
2. Heirloom flower & lettuce seeds, Annapolis Seeds, Nova Scotia
(Page 8)
3. Literary orange candy by Rose Confections, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (Page 279)
4. An adventurer's notebook, just like Cousin Harry's, in The Memento (Page 146)
5. Of course, the book, The Memento, the ghostly genre bending summer read, with ex libris
6. Beeswax candle from Foote Family Farm, Woodville, Nova Scotia,(Page 300)
7. Sarah Duggan Creative Works Nova Scotia Wildflowers Letter Press coaster, (Page 373)
8. Lavender soap and Wild Rose Facial Toner, handcrafted by Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance, & Herbal Education Wolfville, NS (Page 213)
9. Lavender Earl Grey loose tea, North Mountain Fine Coffees Berwick, Nova Scotia (Page 128)
10. Waterproof Guide of Sibley's Backyard Birds of Atlantic Canada The Sibley Guide to Birds
(Pages 39, 250)
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Behold! The Memento literary gift box which you could win today! Tune into CBC Mainstreet in Halifax for details this afternoon 3-6 PM Atlantic & you could win this lovely box. At 4:15ish youll get to hear me telling host Bob Murphy a spooky tale. Ill be in Annapolis Royal with The Memento and master storyteller, Angela Reynolds at the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, as part of the Annapolis Royal Ghost Town Festival launch. Read on for Gift Box Details! 

 “A Literary Gift Box”
The items in this spiffy gift box evoke the lush world of The Memento. Page numbers for each “memento” are included in the list below, which correspond to the box photo, from left to right:
1. China tea cup (haunted) from Percys Place, antique & curiosities shop, Somerset, Nova Scotia (Page 68)
2. Heirloom flower & lettuce seeds, Annapolis Seeds, Nova Scotia
(Page 8)
3. Literary orange candy by Rose Confections, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (Page 279)
4. An adventurers notebook, just like Cousin Harrys, in The Memento (Page 146)
5. Of course, the book, The Memento, the ghostly genre bending summer read, with ex libris
6. Beeswax candle from Foote Family Farm, Woodville, Nova Scotia,(Page 300) 
7. Sarah Duggan Creative Works Nova Scotia Wildflowers Letter Press coaster, (Page 373)
8. Lavender soap and Wild Rose Facial Toner, handcrafted by Sister Lotus Body Care Products, Belly Dance, & Herbal Education Wolfville, NS (Page 213) 
9. Lavender Earl Grey loose tea, North Mountain Fine Coffees Berwick, Nova Scotia (Page 128)
10. Waterproof Guide of Sibleys Backyard Birds of Atlantic Canada The Sibley Guide to Birds
(Pages 39, 250)

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A cleverly chosen "Box of Delights" collection. Nice for the lucky winner.

Here's a fun photo Bob Murphy from CBC Mainstreet took with a close up of the fabric!

The Memento book club magic: Imagine my delight when I received this awesome photo & note from 'Reading Between the Wines Book Club" in PEI. The amazing members had a few questions so we decided it would be fun to post the Q & A below in comments. Feel free to join our chat! Sparkly thanks to Reading Between the Wines for such a thoughtful read of The Memento. What an honour!

"My name is Leanne and my book club just read The Memento as our most recent book. I just wanted to start off by saying we absolutely LOVED the book and we were happily surprised by how much they enjoyed it. Your character development was phenomenal and Jenny, in particular, sparked a lot of polar views; which made for great discussions! One of our group members chose the book because of you being from Nova Scotia (we're from Prince Edward Island) and most of us have visited the Fundy area over the years.

This past weekend we got together to discuss your book and were left with a few questions..."
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The Memento book club magic: Imagine my delight when I received this awesome photo & note from Reading Between the Wines Book Club in PEI. The amazing members had a few questions so we decided it would be fun to post the Q & A below in comments. Feel free to join our chat! Sparkly thanks to Reading Between the Wines for such a thoughtful read of The Memento. What an honour! 

My name is Leanne and my book club just read The Memento as our most recent book. I just wanted to start off by saying we absolutely LOVED the book and we were happily surprised by how much they enjoyed it. Your character development was phenomenal and Jenny, in particular, sparked a lot of polar views; which made for great discussions! One of our group members chose the book because of you being from Nova Scotia (were from Prince Edward Island) and most of us have visited the Fundy area over the years. 

This past weekend we got together to discuss your book and were left with a few questions...

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1. "First off, the cover of the book is beautiful yet haunting (same can be said about the book). We had a lot of discussion about the bird and what it represented. In the end we couldn't think of a better connection than the representation of death throughout the book. Do you have more to say on the cover you chose?"

What a great idea to post the Q&A. And btw, that is the best book club name ever. 🙂

This is great! Thank you so much for answering our questions! #rbtw

Love this! 🍷📖🍷

I'm reading it right now!

Question 2: "We also discussed a lot about the time period the book was set in. There were definitely hints throughout and most thought it was around the late 80's early 90's based on Petal's End being used for returning soldiers. Can you give any more insight into the time period?" I'm loving the answers and discussion so far and can't wait for the next! Thanks Christy for doing this!

Question 3: "The last question I have involves the flower petals and who (or what) would spread them out. There were varying views amongst our group from Jenny, to Jenny's ghost, to Art and even Fancy herself. An argument could be made for all four. Do you have any comments on insight on this that you'd be willing to share?"

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