What do beavers and ghosts have in common?

They’re both on the program for an upcoming Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival event: Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. at the Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.

Join me and Ian Gibbs for an evening of readings from our most recent books. Ian’s is Victoria’s Most Haunted: Ghost Stories from BC’s Historic Capital City. He says he has always been fascinated by storytelling, ghosts and hauntings, and has even found himself assisting friends with their ghost problems. He lives in Victoria, billed as one of the most haunted places in Canada, where he acts as a guide for the popular Ghostly Walks walking tours.

I, too, live in Victoria. I’ve never encountered any ghosts here, but I have seen beavers in the vicinity and I’ll be reading from Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver.

Tickets are $10 (including refreshments) at Tanner’s Books and online. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2019 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival. More info here.