“Not really about sports”: My first mention!

I was so excited to learn that Clutch was written up in the Spring Preview issue of Quill & Quire magazine (February 2017). Q&Q spring preview coverI found out quite by accident.

I was emailing with my editor at Q&Q, for which I write book reviews, and I quietly mentioned that I had a novel coming out. My editor told me she already knew, and then sent along the page number and section heading — “Not really about sports” — where she included it!

Here it is, the online version (I should mention at the time of this publication, Clutch was still called The Boys of Summer):

Q&Q spring

If you’d like to check out the other Books for Young People that made Quill & Quire’s spring preview issue, you can visit the magazine’s website. Woo-hoo! Thank you so much, Q&Q!

Anything is possible

Clutch will be available this spring at bookstores across Canada and the United States!

I’m super-excited and will use this space to keep you up to date on news and events, give you the background on how Clutch came to be and generally share whatever’s on my mind (I’ll try to stick to book talk but I guarantee nothing. Right now my mind is thinking about pizza).

Moving past thoughts of food, I’ll just share that the photo above was taken at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Yes, French writing in Toronto. I thought the message “tout est possible,” which means “anything is possible,” was fitting. I dreamed of writing this novel for so many years and I made it happen. Jackie Robinson dreamed of making it to the Big Leagues and he made it happen. Joey Grosser, the main character in Clutch, dreams of moving to the west side of Parc Avenue in Montreal…anything is possible.

Check back soon!

– Heather