Sunshine Coast author Mark Cameron is loading up the family camper van for 30 Days of Sunshine, his inaugural B.C. Book Tour.
This promotional tour for Cameron’s debut novel, Goodnight Sunshine, will have his family of four exploring the southern half of British Columbia in their 19-foot camper van, stopping along the way to engage with readers at a variety of libraries, farmers’ markets and bookstores.
The tour will include more than 25 stops and span more than 4,200 kilometres. The tour will stop in Salmon Arm at the Shuswap Farm and Craft Market from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and at the Mall at Piccadilly from 2 to 5 p.m.
Cameron aims to build relationships with readers, librarians and booksellers around the province—in person.
“As an author, I spend much of my time writing in isolation,” he says. “I don’t want to spend the rest of my time in isolation, promoting myself online.”
Goodnight Sunshine is the fictional story of Oliver Bruce—a disenchanted family man drawn to Ecuador seeking an invention that could transform the global energy landscape. The novel was released in November 2015.