Sheesh CA-PEESH. Wowie wow WOW!
I feel like this is the first time I’ve been able to properly reflect on this beautiful road I have been on since Still Stace published on Oct 19, 2021.
I’m so grateful that even though my book released whilst we were all still navigating the pandemic, we still managed to safely have three in-person book launches here in BC. The third and final one was this last weekend, and it was in the city of Chilliwack, where we have recently settled. Even though we are fairly new to this community, having the chance to meet new neighbours and have this important conversation around faith and sexuality was such an honor.
If you came and listened and chatted with me after, while getting your book signed, know that you touched me. (If you emailed me about my book, know that is equally touching and an ongoing pleasure!) So let’s recap, from most recent to oldest launch! (At the bottom of this post I threw a bunch of photos of Still Stace out in the wild! PHEW What a thrilling thing to see.)
March 26, 2022 @ Smoking Gun Coffee in Chilliwack, BC
I also got to finally wear my very lesbian jumpsuit that I purchased from the queer-owned Wildfang! Much thanks to them for making clothes that make me feel very empowered and my Best Lesbian Self to launch my Very Lesbian Book! (Also this was the first time I tried a gin drink, so I’m a real grownup now, right pals??)
October 30, 2021 @ Open Door Church (our home church) in Maple Ridge, BC
It was of course, very fitting to go out to A&W after to get our fav burger and onion rings to celebrate!
October 22, 2021 put on by my friends at OneTWU in Fort Langley, BC
© 2021 photos by Queenie Rabanes
Is there ANYTHING better than walking into a bookstore and seeing YOUR OWN BOOK just sitting there, on the shelf. JUST. SITTING. THERE. And even – EVEN – on the LGBTQ Voices Wall! *faint* If you see my book in the wild, send me a pic! It will thrill me TO NO END, I promise. (Also what fun to randomly sign a bunch. This life of mine, I tell ya.)