Shameless self-promotion here but this was the deadline I’ve been referring to. I was writing a book. I WROTE A BOOK! 

The book is called "Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of)”.

So now you know who the true star is here: the Chinese Squawking Chicken.

The book will be published in Canada on April 1 by Random House of Canada and is available for pre-sale via Amazon, Chapters-Indigo, McNally Robinson, and Random House of Canada via this link

The book will be published in the United States on April 17 by Amy Einhorn Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It is available now for US preorder at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.

Yes. I’m asking you to buy my book. I would very much like for you to buy my book. Will I be able to handle criticism better than Justin Timberlake? You can tell me to my face what you think of it.

To promote the book in the spring, there will be a book tour. So, basically, a series of Gossip Nights. Gossip Nights in the USA – finally! The pre-sales will help us figure out where to plan the stops on the tour and, of course, talking about the cheating wives and the crabby brides.

Please know though that during the tour, just as it was while I was writing the book, the blog, the gossip, the smut, will not stop. I cannot thank you enough, those of you who’ve been reading for years, and those of you who’ve just started, what it means to know that you check the site and keep checking as part of your daily routine. This book is a tribute to the best person I’ve ever known, the Chinese Squawking Chicken. She taught me how to gossip. So, in many ways, the blog is her legacy too. In reading this blog, and hopefully my book, you are helping me honour her. I will owe you forever for that.