One of the earliest scenes in Honeycomb is a party. An after-party, really. It takes place after my protagonist, Nat, and her friends Jess and Harper perform together for the first time as a trio. In it, I try to capture the excitement, noise, conversation and fun that happen when a bunch of people get together to celebrate the start of something new.

I’m hoping to replicate that kind of fun at my launch party for Honeycomb – the after-party of its getting published! It’ll take place here in Toronto at Murphy’s Law, a fave local pub, in its cosy 3rd floor loft. The date, Thursday, October 23. The time, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. (Though, being a pub, they’re not likely to kick anyone out if you want to stay longer!) And speaking of local, my neighbourhood’s lovely bookstore for kids, Ella Minnow, will be on hand to sell copies of the book so I can sign them for you.

Hope you can help me celebrate!