Prude Updates From My New Hood

What a crazy whirlwind of a month October has been so far! Not only did my first book, Prude just come out, our little family decided to relocate to the countryside, AKA: THE MIDDLE OF FREAKING NOWHERE. That’s not actually a slag, btw; I deeply and profoundly love the sticks. Hence: so long city streets, hello farmland! But I’m going to talk about the book here because sex, porn, and relationships are more interesting than urban/rural musings and packing tape. At least I hope!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Montreal launch at Drawn and Quarterly. For those who couldn’t make it, here are the highlights on the D&Q blog. Thanks again, D&Q!

So far Prude has been getting some great media traction, including:

A profile in The Globe and Mail

A profile in The National Post

A review on

A review on Publishers Weekly

A feature in Flare Magazine’s October issue – The one to the right with the fabulous Kerry Washington on the cover!!

An except on

An editorial on

An excerpt on POPSUGAR

An interview on

A feature in Concordia University Magazine

Upcoming radio interviews on NYC’s Gluck radio and Toronto’s CIUT Sex City

And an upcoming appearance on CTV’s The Social – airing date to be announced

I will be reading and  doing a live interview with the lovely Nicola Spunt in Toronto, October 29.

The deets:
After School Presents Emily Southwood
Prude: Lessons I Learned When My Fiancé Filmed Porn
The Conversation Room at The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West
Tuesday October 29. Doors at 7pm. Interview & Reading at 730

Calgary, Vancouver and LA reading details to come!

If any of you out there are reading and enjoying Prude, I encourage you to write a review.

Either on


Because Amazon is mostly where people buy books these days, it really makes a difference in how Amazon promotes authors. So pretty please, get your book critic on! And if any of your friends are reading and talking about Prude, kindly suggest they review it too! Okay, over and out on the self promo for the moment. Baby boy just awoke and doggie needs a walk. Duty calls!

Enormous thanks to all those who have been helping me prop up Prude! More updates to come.

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