My first novel, The Quintland Sisters, was published in March 2019 and stayed at the top of the Canadian bestsellers list for its first six weeks in print, then in the top 10 for more than three months, ending up #7 for the year. In April 28, 2021, the French translation Auprès Des Jumelles Dionne was released by Editions Hurtubise. Past and upcoming events are listed below, plus links to press.
Paul-François Sylvestre gives a lovely review of Auprès Des Jumelles Dionne for L’Express, le 23 juin.
Le 20 mai: Une entrevue avec Marie Villeneuve de Phare Ouest / Radio Canada à propos d’Auprès Des Jumelles Dionne, dans laquelle j’essaye de répondre à ses questions en français.
Le 8 mai: “Quatre ans dans la vie des quintuplées.” Le Journal de Quebec.
Le 8 mai: “Négligées par l’Histoire.” Le Devoir.
Le 28 avril: Sortie Canadien de la traduction française Auprès Des Jumelles Dionne aux Editions Hurtubise.
April 28, 2021: Canadian launch of the French translation Auprès Des Jumelles Dionne by Editions Hurtubise.
Le 27 avril: Auprès Des Jumelles Dionne de Shelley Wood. Radio-Canada Sudbury, Jonction 11-17.
April 1, 2020: Reading and Q&A about The Quintland Sisters at the Kelowna Downtown Library.
March 2, 2020: I got invited to talk “weird history” — in this case the story of the Dionne Quintuplets — on The Jenny McCarthy Show on SIRIUS XM. Yes, that Jenny McCarthy.
December 27, 2019: The Quintland Sisters is #7 on both the Globe & Mail and Toronto Star Canadian Fiction lists for 2019!
December 25, 2019. Toronto Star: Women write fiction — and readers love it.
November 3 and 5, 2019: Hong Kong International Literary Festival.
- Nov 3, 4:30-5:30. “What is Female?” In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut of Hong Kong, join Shelley Wood and Theresia Enzensberger for an insightful conversation on modern feminism and its redefinition. This session will be moderated by Hong Kong University’s History professor Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture.
- Nov 5, 6:30-7:30. “Adoption East and West.” Through their recent work, Shelley Wood and Kit Ying Chan explore how one’s childhood impacts forming their adult life, relationships, and life experience based on the themes on birth, adoption and survival. Moderated by Erica Lyons.
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October 5, 2019: Wine & Words at Sandhill Winery, with Laisha Rosnau, in conversation with CBC’s Marion Barschel.
September 6, 2019: The Quintland Sisters is #9 on the Globe and Mail’s Historical Fiction bestsellers, year to date.
August 12, 2019: West Vancouver Public Library Author Talk Series, with Shelley Wood.
July 10, 2019: Publisher’s Weekly reports that The Quintland Sisters is the ONLY Canadian title published in 2019 among Canada’s bestselling books of the year so far.
May 28, 2019: The North Bay Nugget marks the Dionne Quintuplets’ 85th Birthday.
May 14, 2019: I speak with CBC Sudbury’s Markus Schwabe about The Quintland Sisters.
May 11, 2019: Vancouver Writer’s Festival, Books and Brunch, 10:00 AM, Granville Island.
May 9, 2019: CBC Books lists The Quintland Sisters on its List of 20 Books to Give Your Mother.
April 21, 2019: Lindsay of TravelingSistersRead comes out to meet me in person at the Grimbsy AUthor Series and writes a truly lovely review.
April 20, 2019: Michael Ondaatje (seriously one of my favourite writers of all time) has bumped The Quintland Sisters from the top spot on the Canadian bestseller list. Could not have scripted a better departure.
April 17, 2019: The Yakima Herald reviews The Quintland Sisters.
April 18, 2019: Toronto Public Library reading, City Hall branch, 1:00 PM with Robert Hough.
April 17, 2019: Toronto Public Library reading, Deer Park branch, 2:30 PM with Martha Baillie.
April 16, 2019: Blue Heron Books Author Series, Uxbridge, ON, 7:00 PM.
April 15, 2019: Grimsby Author Series, Grimsby, ON, 7:00 PM with Andrew Pyper.
April 14, 2019: GritLIT festival, Hamilton, ON, with Rabindranthan Maharaj and Randy Boyagoda, hosted by Waubgeshig Rice, 12:50 PM.
April 13, 2019: STILL #1 ON THE CANADIAN BESTSELLER LIST! 🙂 🙂 🙂
April 12, 2019: Shelley Wood and The Quintland Sisters on The Sunday Edition with CBC host Michael Enright.
April 6, 2019: OMG, still the #1 Canadian bestseller, week four.
April 3, 2019: Munro’s Books, Victoria, BC: In conversation with Jennifer Robson.
March 30, 2019 The Quintland Sisters is the #1 Canadian bestseller for the third week in a row!
March 30, 2019: The Winnipeg Free Press reviews The Quintland Sisters.
March 28, 2019: My essay on the top 5 epistolary novels is published on LitHub.
March 27, 2019: Leslie Lindsay Q&A with Shelley Wood.
March 25, 2019: Lee Woodruff reviews The Quintland Sisters.
March 23, 2019: The Quintland Sisters is the #1 Canadian bestseller for its second straight week!
March 22, 2019: Book signing, Indigo Books, Kelowna, BC
March 20, 2019: My essay on the Dionne Quintuplets as a cautionary tale for the “kidfluencers” of today is published on TIME.com
March 16, 2019: The Quintland Sisters is an instant #1 Canadian Globe and Mail bestseller its first week in print.
March 15, 2019: The Toronto Star interviews Shelley about The Quintland Sisters.
March 11, 2019: The Globe and Mail reviews The Quintland Sisters.
Spring, 2019: Niagara Life reviews The Quintland Sisters.
March 11, 2019: The Vancouver launch of The Quintland Sisters (photos).
March 10, 2019: The Canadian Press interviews Shelley about The Quintland Sisters.
March 8, 2019: The Vernon, BC launch of The Quintland Sisters.
March 5, 2019 **On Sale Date!!!**: The Kelowna, BC launch of The Quintland Sisters (photos).
March 1, 2019: CBC Radio West interviews Shelley about The Quintland Sisters.
Zoomer magazine profiles Shelley and The Quintland Sisters.
Canadian Living profiles The Quintland Sisters.
March 1, 2019: AlixHawley.com interviews Shelley about The Quintland Sisters.
March, 2019: 29 Secrets includes The Quintland Sisters in its list of Women-Centered Historical Novels.