Hello friends and bloggers!

Thanks for all your reminders—I’ve had this blog set up for a very long time, and intended it as a website/blog but have not entered info nor posted to it. My excuse? I could not take the time to follow the step-by-step approach to setting up a WordPress page… pretty lame excuse, I know. I do have a better one though—my new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, was launched on June 12, and I have been busy with book signings at various Chapters/Indigo locations, and it’s been a wonderful journey–I’ll be posting my upcoming signings.
Here is a photo from one of the signings.

That gorgeous desk you see in the photo? Well, I was impressed with it to say the least, and just by chance, after another book signing at a different Chapters location, I came across Restoration Hardware, a furniture store that carries similar products. I didn’t see the same desk, but for those who might be inclined to search for it, the sales staff is very helpful… no, I don’t get commission nor a discount.

I recently discovered Goodreads—a readers/authors website. I met an interesting lady, who is also an enthusiastic reader, at one of the Chapters signings, and she suggested that I join. What a great website! Writers can post their new titles for a free Giveaway, and the reader(s) who win the book may want to post a review—a good way for an author to promote. My new novel, Summer of the Dancing Bear, is currently posted for a Giveaway (expires Aug. 6), so please check it out! You just might be one of the lucky winners! Here’s the link: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_choose_address/29324-summer-of-the-dancing-bear

Some time back I took a workshop on social media with the dynamic Terry Fallis and decided to do the website myself. Then I thought that I should really hire one of the clever computer wiz kids to design my website. However, like many writers, I am an obsessive editor, and to quote the famous Oscar Wilde, “This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again,” I am also a victim of my own fixations, and I just know that I’d be editing and re-editing any info posted, and so I went back to my original plan to do it myself—and that’s my biggest excuse for taking so long to update the info. A big HELLO to all the writer-colleagues I met at Terry Fallis’ great workshop—hope you’ll join my blog and update me about your work as well!

I know I’m digressing–talking about this unique desk, my new novel, my book signings, the workshop that inspired me to do the website/blog myself, but hey, that’s what I’ve been doing, and that’s a lot of excuse, but here I am now, ready to take on the task. I’ll keep you updated as I go along. Hope you’ll check it out soon!

Look forward to your comments



Here`s a bit of info on Summer of the Dancing Bear:
Summer of the Dancing Bear (Guernica Editions, June 2012) is a novel about the rite of passage of a fourteen year old girl befriended by a gypsy clan. It is set in the countryside near Belgrade, still reeling from the horrors of the Second World War.

For more information about Summer of the Dancing Bear please visit the Guernica Editions website.

Buy this book at your local independent bookstore or online at Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

Check out an interview with Bianca Lakoseljac on OPEN BOOK TORONTO, At the Desk: Bianca Lakoseljac At the Desk interviews in our archives.