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Poplar Lake Book Launch Event

Poplar Lake - NON 2018 edition

Poplar Lake will be released officially on October 15. The launch party is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, at an event venue in downtown Toronto. Watch this site for more information.

“In Poplar Lake, Ron Thompson has written a captivating story, rich with humour and heart. I didn’t want it to end.”
—  Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Click here for a synopsis of the novel on publisher NON’s website.

Upcoming Activities and Events

Ron Thompson’s A Person of Letters, a satire on writing, publishing, love, obsession, and guilt, is available in print and eBook format.  Follow the author on Twitter (@thompsron) or Facebook for direct updates and notice of future appearances and events.

In a touch of magical realism, A Person of Letters will launch it’s own world tour (without its author) in January 2016.  “We anthropomorphize toys, cartoon ducks and rabbits, even Lego blocks,” Ron says.  “Why not books?” “And so the novel A Person of Letters has morphed into the louche and sodden huckster APOL, which will do anything to grab a reader’s attention. The book has already been sighted in various locales in Canada, the U.S., and around the world. Ron will post about his creation’s travels and shenanigans on his blog – follow it here.  Needless to say, he’s having fun with the project.

In March 2016, Ron will address the monthly meeting of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. His topic will be, “On Becoming a Writer: My Long and Winding Journey.”

Ron is currently working on a prequel to A Person of LettersPoplar Lake is a tale of home town, family, and the secrets they keep.

Watch this space for updates.