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THE LAST ONES WERE DELICIOUS

plots a surrealist road trip through a landscape of missteps and last-minute redemptions.
Unafraid, dreamlike and often downright weird, these stories cross boundaries of geography, gender and generation
with a vivid cast of characters tempted by the promise of danger
and the majesty of survival. 

“Savage, inventive and very, very funny.”
Brooke Davis,  

author of Lost & Found
Montreal Review of Books

Send More Tourists…
the Last Ones Were Delicious

is featured in the Fall 2019 edition of the Montreal Review of Books.

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The Telegram

The Telegram’s Joan Sullivan says Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious
stories show “incredible” range, “an impressive debut“!

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The Miramichi Reader

 Send More Tourists…
the Last Ones Were Delicious makes the longlist for the Miramichi Reader’s “Very Best Book” Award!

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Bookalong

“…a witty and original ride…”
Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious is one of Bookalong’s favourite 2019 reads!

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Book Remarks

 Harold Walters says the stories in Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious are “scary, sobering, substantial” and
strike like bullets to the heart.”

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The Minerva Reader

The Minerva Reader says Send More Tourists…the Last Ones Were Delicious has “sharp originality” and dubs it
kickboxer grit lit.”

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“If you like your literature commanding and sharp, unadorned, defiant, startling, at times even shocking,
with just the right touch of the absurd… then you’ll devour this inspiring debut.”

Joel Thomas Hynes,

author of
We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tracey Waddleton is a Newfoundland writer living in Montréal.

A finalist for the
NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers and recipient of the
2015 Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award, Waddleton’s work has been described as weird and wonderful
minimalist dark realism.

Her first book,
Send More Tourists…
the Last Ones Were Delicious,
was published by Breakwater Books
in July of 2019.  

Photo by Twiggy Saint Skookum

“This book is like reaching into a cookie jar and finding a Barbie head.”
Bobby Mac
Goodreads Reviewer

The latest news and other fun stuff!

WRITING OUTSIDE THE BOX:
A WORKSHOP ON EDGY FICTION

Excited to announce that I’ll be facilitating a workshop series this fall via Montréal’s Sur Place Media
Interactive, fun and a bit spicy, this workshop is to help writers break rules of literary fiction and push boundaries with their work! Links below.

Monday Evening WorkshopFriday Morning Workshop
COOKING WITH OFF/KILTER:
Five Books for Short Story Month

Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious makes this list of literary oddities at AllLitUp for Short Story Month. 
Check out these great titles and their key ingredients at the link below!

Cooking with Off/Kilter: 5 Books for Short Story Month
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE READING #CanadaPerforms

Got to do a live online reading with some awesome Montréal writers recently in collaboration with the National Arts Centre as part of their #CanadaPerforms series. 
Link to the video and a full list of NAC readings below!

4 Writers, 1 Reading#CanadaPerforms Literature
“SPUD LIFE” IS LONGLISTED FOR THE
2020 CBC SHORT STORY PRIZE!

My story “Spud Life” made the longlist for the
2020 CBC Short Story Prize! 
Click below to learn more about attempts at connection via tuber and to read the opening lines of all 32 longlisted stories. 

“Spud Life”2020 CBC Short Story Prize Longlist
MAX MARGLES WRITING RESIDENCY

In March I got some awesome news: I’m the lucky recipient of the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s
brand new Max Margles Writing Residency! 
I’ll be heading off to Dublin, Ireland in August! 
Click below to learn more about the residency and the wonderful work of the QWF.

Max Margles ResidencyQuebec Writers’ Federation
SEND MORE TOURISTS…
THE SOUNDTRACK!

Read the Liner Notes for Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious on All Lit Up’s website
or check out the playlist on Spotify or YouTube!

Featuring Billie Eilish, The Modern Lovers, Bruce Springsteen,  The Contours, Tom Waits and more!

All Lit UpSpotifyYouTube
READ “THE CREATION OF WATER”

One of the stories from Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious is available online! 
“The Creation of Water” was published by NQ in 2018. They had me back for a little Q&A just after the book was published, too.
Links to both below.

“The Creation of Water”Q&A with NQ
ROLES 4 WOMEN

In 2019, I was commissioned by Roles 4 Women to write my first stage play! As part of their Women from the Future II project, I got to work and talk theatre with skilled actor/playwrights Liz Solo, Renée Hackett and Catherine Falkner. Read more about the project below and stay tuned for news: there will be robots!

Women From the Future IIAbout Roles 4 Women
MY (SMALL PRESS) WRITING DAY

Here’s a fun little article on Rob McLennan’s blog about my typical writing day, which includes a confession about my Zelda addiction and a pic of my messy apartment!
Rob works hard to promote Canadian writers, so be sure and check out his author page, too!

My Writing DayRob’s Author Page

“Send More Tourists, the Last Ones Were Delicious is a must-read for all women, most men, and some animals.”
Richard Barnes, 
Goodreads Reviewer

Atlantic Books Today

Author Amy Spurway interviewed me about dark humour in Atlantic Canadian fiction.

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Miramichi Reader
Interview

I spoke with The Miramichi Reader about fave stories and what I do when I’m not writing.

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The Telegram:
20 Questions

Interview with Juanita Mercer for The Telegram’s 20 Questions Series!

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Irish Loop Post Interview

I spoke with the Irish Loop Post following the release of Send More Tourists…

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SEND MORE TOURISTS…THE LAST ONES WERE DELICIOUS MAKES THE LIST!

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The Minerva Reader Recommends!

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Consumed by Ink’s Reading Atlantic Canada:
Highlights of 2019

Consumed By Ink

 “The Very Best
Book Awards”
2020 Longlist

Miramichi Reader

All Lit Up’s
Hot Summer Reads: Magical
& Dystopian Picks!

All Lit Up

 10 New Short Story Collections
for Summer!

For Reading Addicts

25 New Short Story Collections to Read This Summer! 

Bustle (USA)

Most Anticipated:
Our Spring 2019
Fiction Preview!

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