Monday, 29 October 2012

Campbell donates profits from the THE GODDAUGHTER book launch to the Hamilton Literacy Council

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Local Author Donates Profits from THE GODDAUGHTER Book Launch to the Hamilton Literacy Council.

When The Goddaughter launches Nov. 6 at the Westdale branch of the Hamilton Library, more than the author will be celebrating.  Profits from the launch will be donated by the author, plus Orca Books will be donating a complete set of classroom books to the Hamilton Literacy Council.

The Hamilton Literacy Council…best identified by their vision…”Hamilton Reads”…helps adults learn the basic reading, writing, math and essential skills needed to reach their personal  goals through small group classes and one-to-one  tutoring.

“Literacy is dear to my heart,” says Melodie Campbell, author of The Goddaughter, published by Orca Books. “And The Goddaughter is a comic mob caper set in Hamilton.  So naturally, I wanted to launch it here.”

Campbell is a former comedy writer who has also taught communications to all levels of students at Sheridan College.  The Goddaughter is part of the Rapid Reads series, an adult book series designed as easy readers.

“I call them GO Train mysteries, or a ‘Sunday afternoon cozy.’  The publisher calls them Rapid Reads. Either way, it involves a first-rate mystery storyteller,” says Don Graves, reviewer for the Hamilton Spectator.

As to the type of story, a Library Journal review of The Goddaughter makes that clear: “Campbell’s comic caper is just right for Janet Evanovich fans.  Wacky family connections and snappy dialogue make it impossible not to laugh.”’  Stolen gemstones, a reluctant mob goddaughter, and a cross country chase make for a whole lot of laughs!

Copies of The Goddaughter will be available for purchase on the night of the launch, Nov. 6, 7-8:30 PM at the Westdale branch of the Hamilton Library, 955 King St. W.  The book is also available at Chapters/Indigo stores, most independent booksellers and online at Chapters/Indigo, Kobo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others.

For more information, please contact…
Melodie Campbell, Author,  905-582-0967
Helen McLeod, Executive Director, Hamilton Literacy Council, 905-529-9907   ext  228

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