Saturday, July 27, 2013

Author's Night at Chapters-Indigo with Nina Munteanu

Nina Munteanu Signing at Chapters Richmond
Yesterday, Chapters-Indigo (Richport in Richmond) hosted an author's night, where I signed copies of The Last Summoner, my latest novel and first in the genre of fantasy (I'd published five science fiction books up to then). The Last Summoner (a Canadian Bestseller on Amazon) follows the tale of young 14 year old Vivianne Schoen, a baroness in medieval Poland who is chased as a witch through time into present day Paris, now ruled by Nazis.

I was joined at Chapters by five other cool authors for a book signing and discussion with readers.

We represented a great diversity of authors and works. Range of works included: speculative political SF graphic novel; contemporary literary women's fiction; hard science fiction and historical fantasy (The Last Summoner).

the Reel Write Bros.
Harry Kalensky, Davy Longworth and Allan Stanleigh signed copies of their graphic novel USNA. Set in a post Borg-like USA amalgamation of Canada ("we will absorb you..."), the story chronicles the rebellion of a few Canadians. When Lawyer Carol Wheeler and her teenage son encounter a rebel fugitive during a trip from Toronto to Calgary, their journey becomes a test of their courage and allegiances.

Samuel Blondahl
Samuel Blondahl signed copies of his hard science fiction novels Mercury and Mercury War (Books 1 and 2 of "The Anahita Chronicles"). This is an epic series in space exploration and colonization. When the stressed crew of the damaged starship Mercury stumble across a discovery, it shakes their understanding of the universe and their place in it.

Sarah Lane signed copies of her recent literary novel The God of My Art.

Sarah Lane
Lane's novel explores obsession with a lover as a source of artistic inspiration. Longlisted for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, God of My Art "really takes off during a high and naked moment in a self-made steam hut in the woods," says Publishers Weekly.


I was delighted to return to Chapters Richport in Richmond, where I had signed copies of my first book there in 2007: Darwin's Paradox. It was like coming home. Thanks, Andrew, Ryan and Cashmere; you were gracious hosts!

Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.


Nina Munteanu said...

p.s. So, the mystery author wasn't Robert J. Sawyer, after all... I guess he and his Tardis were off-planet doing some serious world-saving... Go, Rob!


Diva Cat said...

Dear Nina,
Wow what a great photo and how nicely your outfit fit the scene/setting.
May your light continue to shine in the galaxy - bringing more readers into your great world of science fiction! So pleased to be part of that family! Your work is truly amazing, a thrill ride in every chapter. Where I continue to live my dream though "Rhea" my favorite archetype. Vanessa

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