Author Showcase


If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison said that, and I believe I've now done it.

Just this past summer, 2020, I found out about a fantastic opportunity, which is currently in its fourth year, called Brampton Library Local Authors Showcase, here in Ontario, Canada. It is this community initiative that not only offered but provided the opportunity of a lifetime. In short, it has put my career on a new trajectory. I've been at "What's in a Name" for over four and a half years now. Finally, the novel is in top form, which is the now Revised Edition.

The Brampton Library Local Authors Showcase 2020/2021

I am extremely excited to be a part of this showcase, which will be unveiled in the earlier part of 2021 (the date is yet undetermined, and liable to be pushed back due to the pandemic). The library will house the local author shelf (the print books) of the showcase in one area. However, the titles will be available system-wide (i.e., patrons will be able to have a book sent to any branch for borrowing).

This local author shelf, which currently features the previous 2019/2020 showcase, can be accessed via desktop through the cloud library platform or the cloudLibrary app (available through your respective apps store). According to the Brampton Library website, you can "access thousands of eBook[s] & eAudiobook titles for all ages and interests through a user-friendly lending service platform."

When the showcase opens, What's in a Name will be available in print version (hardcover-size) and eBook version. I credit this awesome opportunity for allowing me to bring the novel to its current polished form, which I am genuinely excited for you to read.

Promo video: two women, two countries

"What's in a Name" is a moving fictional tale that deals head-on, and in stunning language, with the devastation and the pain of a young woman who is becoming herself again. The novel also deals with a subplot about a seventy-five-year-old woman who has already become the woman she seemed fated to be. "What's in a Name" promises an unforgettable read that echoes throughout its pages that every woman knows her own sorrows.

How to get the print and eBook versions of "What's in a Name"

The Author Showcase version of the novel will be available for purchase on Amazon on October 21, 2021.

Created By
Garie McIntosh