January Update: Reader Reviews and Upcoming Events


I’ve been enjoying hearing from readers of Project Animal Farm and thought I’d share some of the recent notes:

  • “I found your book by accident in our community library and it looked interesting, so I signed it out. And then I couldn’t put it down. In fact, I loved it so much I gave it to my mom and to friends I worked with…It changed my life!” – Lisa

  • “Sonia – I have to say, ‘Thank you for writing Project Animal Farm.’ When I retired a year ago, I made it my goal to read every day…and I have…Your [book] is at the top of my ‘Best Ever Read” list.’” – Steve
  • “I am a dairy farmer from south western Ontario and just finished your book last week…Thank you for raising some excellent issues and being so brave to do so.” – Jamie
  • “I am in the middle of reading your book and [it has] awakened me out of my stupor and restored me to mindfulness.” – Ian
  • “I am in the middle of your incredible book and…I am so grateful to you for putting the truth out there despite the risks involved.” – Tasleem
  • “Thank you for writing this book! As I read it, I felt so many different emotions…getting in touch with them motivates me to do something about it, so thank you.” – Robert

In other news, Project Animal Farm was included in National Post’s list of holiday reading picks! And here are some of the places you can expect to find me in the next few months, starting next week.

Poster for Event at Trent University
Poster for Event at Trent University
  • Wed, January 27: Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario from 7 to 8:30pm (Bagnani Hall, at Traill College, 310 London St.). Here’s a mention of the event in the Peterborough Examiner.
  • Wed, April 6: North York Central Library in Toronto from 7 to 8pm (5120 Yonge Street).
  • Sat, April 9: ImagiNation Writers’ Festival in Quebec City from 2 to 3pm at Morrin Center (44, Chaussée des Écossais).
  • Thurs, April 14: Dartmouth College at the Rockefeller Center from 4:30 to 6pm (2 Webster Avenue, Hanover, NH).
  • Sat, May 7: 1 to 2pm at Petrolia Library in Petrolia, Ontario (4200 Petrolia Line).
  • Sat, May 7: 4 to 5pm at Sarnia Library in Sarnia, Ontario (124 Christina St. S.).