It’s been a busy few days here at Born to Walk headquarters. Yesterday, I was interviewed by radio host (and walking convert) Larry Fedoruk on 610 CKTB St. Catherines. You can listen to the conversation here (and I promise not to say “you know” as often next time).
Last week, I was interviewed by the incredible Shelagh Rogers for broadcast on an upcoming episode of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter. It will likely be aired in late April or thereabouts. Details coming soon.
On the print journalism front, excepts from the book will appear in the National Post this Saturday (it will be the long-read weekend feature), as well as the April issues of enRoute and Reader’s Digest. All this attention is enough to make a guy blush. Still, it’s my job to spread the word, so I’ll be tweeting links to these stories when they’re online.
Speaking of Twitter, I’ve been getting great responses to my #WalkingSongs countdown — a month-long barrage of videos to great walking songs. Today’s vid, no. 22, is the Sam Roberts rocker “Don’t Walk Away Eileen” (my first don’t-walk song). Others that have resonated over the past couple weeks include The Foo Fighters’ “Walk” (who doesn’t hate getting stuck in traffic), @joelplaskett’s “Love This Town” and, of course, “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves. It’s not too late to get your requests in!
Lastly, we’re still gearing up for launch events in Ottawa on April 1 (the Fox and Feather, Elgin St., 7pm), Toronto on April 16 (Ben McNally Books, Bay St., 6pm), and the Alberta triangle (Cafe Books in Canmore on April 28, Shelf Life in Calgary on April 29, and Audreys Books in Edmonton on April 30). More details on the Alberta stops coming soon, but I’m thrilled that Calgarians Tom Babin, the author of Frostbike, and Stephen Legault, the author of Running Toward Stillness, will be joining me for at least the first two events. (“Walk and Roll” would have been a perfect title, but now that there’s a runner in the mix, we’ll have to come up with another idea.)
Oh, and one more thing: despite the April 1 official release date, look what I found on the shelves at Indigo in Toronto’s Eaton Centre last week: