Author Emily Schultz launched her latest novel, Heaven is Small (House of Anansi Press), at an event last night at Supermarket in Toronto. Schultz entertained the crowd with a reading from her novel, a humourous interview with Brian Francis (author of the CBC Canada Reads-sanctioned Fruit), and a reading from a saucy Harlequin novel. (Photos courtesy of Julie Wilson, House of Anansi Press.)
Emily Schultz kicked off the evening with a reading from Heaven is Small.
Brian Francis listens while Schultz reads a passage from a Harlequin novel. Gordon Small, the recently deceased main character in Schultz’s novel, works at Heaven Book Company, the world’s largest romance publisher. Schultz once worked at Harlequin and used some of her own experiences as fodder for the novel’s fictional company.
Francis’s interview with Schultz revealed that the one tangible item she’d want to have in heaven would be cheese sandwiches. Just plain cheddar is fine, but no Kraft Singles.