• Charis Cotter

Three Scary Books in Port Hope


I am so happy to announce a very special reading to take place at the Port Hope Library on Saturday, November 12 at 1 p.m. Thanks to a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, along with the Writers' Union of Canada, I am presenting readings from three of my books that were published during the pandemic: Screech! Ghost Stories from Old Newfoundland, Footsteps in Bay de Verde: A Mysterious Tale, and The Dollhouse: A Ghost Story (winner of the 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award).


None of these books had a public in-person book launch, so this is your chance to hear me read short excerpts from each one and discuss the local inspiration for The Dollhouse. Furby's House Books will be selling all three books and there will be Refreshments! (Love that word.)


The Port Hope Library hosted an earlier reading in 2018 from The Ghost Road (the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award winner in 2018). Lisa O'Leary, the Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator, is an enthusiastic supporter of my books, and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to work with her again.


My father, Graham Cotter, is the Honorary Assistant at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Port Hope, and we have lots of friends there whom we hope will come along. And Toronto friends ... it's only an hour's drive away. And there will be ghosts! And Refreshments!


Hope to see some new and old friends there. Thanks to Furby's and the Port Hope Library for hosting.


Just hang on to those ghostly October feelings for a couple more weeks, because there's lots more spookiness to come!

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