Launch Events

The very first multi-store launch event of it's kind, CAMPUS CHILLS, which was produced right on the spot IN 3 OF THE LAUNCH BOOKSTORES (on the Espresso Book Machine), launched simultaneously in 4 different locations across Canada, and featuring 11 of the 13 contributors.


Featuring 11 of the contributors from CAMPUS CHILLS, the cross Canada book launches also featured special Halloween/Horror themed activities such as readings and talks by the authors, candlelight ghost stories and haunted campus walks.

Appearing at Dalhousie (Halifax)

  • Steve Vernon
Steve appeared at the Dalhousie University Bookstore in Halifax at noon on October 22, 2009,  reading from his story which is based on the legend of "Penelope" as well as discussing other local legends of hauntings on and near campus.

Appearing at McMaster (Hamilton)

  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Kimberly Foottit
  • Sephera Giron
  • Michael Kelly
  • Mark Leslie
  • Edo van Belkom
Kelley, Kimberly, Sephera, Michael and Edo entertained the audience with readings from their fiction, starting at 8 PM on October 22, 2009, while outside the bookstore the folks at Haunted Hamilton offered free guided ghost walks of the campus.

Appearing at Waterloo (Waterloo)
  • Julie E. Czerneda
  • James Alan Gardner
  • Douglas Smith
On October 22, 2009 at 9 PM, after witnessing the printing of Campus Chills on the Espresso Book Machine at the Book Store, guest were escorted to a secret location for a book reading with UW alumni authors Julie E. Czerneda (BSC '77), James Alan Gardner (BMath '76) and Douglas Smith (BMath '75)

Appearing at University of Alberta (Edmonton)

  • Susie Moloney
  • Brit Trogen
Susie and Brit read fiction and spoke to the audience in conjunction with a local horror film fest taking place in the bookstore on October 22, 2009

The following week (Wed, October 28th) the remaining two contributors appeared In Ottawa at:

Appearing at Algonquin College Bookstore (Ottawa)
  • Nancy Kilpatrick
  • Carol Weekes