Saturday, October 07, 2017

Chris Czajkowski and Her Wilderness Dog Harry

https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Wilderness-Saga-Chris-Czajkowski-ebook/dp/B0755MZZH8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506971212&sr=8-2&keywords=harry+chris
On Tuesday I had a wonderful experience, meeting one of my favourite authors in person. Chris Czajkowski is on a tour for her newest book about her wilderness dogs.

After two events on the Lower Sunshine Coast, she came to Powell River's new library.  I've read most of Chris' books including Lonesome: Memoirs of a Wilderness Dog, a book told from another of her dogs' point of view.

Chris' new book is told through the eyes and mind of her current companions Harry and Badger. Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga recounts their years together with Chris at the remote Nuk Tessli cabin and Chris' current homestead at Ginty Creek. Both locations are in British Columbia's northern interior.

I've been following Chris' Wilderness Dweller blog for several years. When I read she was going on tour, I wrote a comment. She sent me a personal email and we made arrangements for her to stay at our condo in town. There just wasn't enough time to go up to the float cabin.

After a brief stop to get organized and walk the dogs on the Sea Walk, we were off to the library. There was a great turnout of interested readers. Powell River is a literary town, so visiting authors are warmly welcomed. After the slide show and talk, we headed home for a quiet evening.

Chris signing books at the new Powell River Library.

Chris' tour is very demanding. After a presentation on Monday, two on Tuesday, she was off to Courteay on Wednesday morning for another. I'm really grateful she had time to put Powell River on her schedule, and had time for a personal meeting.

Stay tuned for a full book review after I have a chance to read my signed copy of Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga. Want to get a copy? It's available online in print and Kindle formats at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. -- Margy

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I missed her! I meant to go down to Courtenay, but was too busy to check my calendar. And she'll be in Duncan on Tuesday, but I am busy, with people counting on me, Tuesday nights.
    Drat, drat, drat!

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    1. It was so much fun to host her for the evening and get to know her better. Harry and Badger were easy guests since they slept in the van. - Margy

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  2. I met her once when she was touring here in Ontario, years ago. What a life she has led!

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    1. She does extensive book tours each time she publishes a new title. She has lots more stamina than I do. This tour has two presentations a day on occasion, and many back to back with travel in between. She was much like I expected, still independent and living alaone off-the-grid. - Margy

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  3. Sounds like another great book. And how great that you got to meet the author.

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  4. Looks like a wonderful book and how fun to be able to meet the author!

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  5. Hello, the book looks wonderful. How nice to meet the author and to host her at your condo! That is awesome. Thank you for linking up your post. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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