Welcome to the website of Sheryl Kirby
My first book, Kitchen Party – Food Stories from Nova Scotia and Beyond is now available through Stained Pages Press. Head on over there for a sneak peek at some of the images created by artist Katherine Verhoeven to go with each chapter. Or better yet, buy yourself a copy in either paperback or ebook. It’s a fun romp through my life in food, from childhood afternoons taunting the mackerel man, to the story of a move to Toronto at the age of eighteen and the discovery of a whole new world of food and flavours. There’s also lots of good ranting about the state of our food system, and a smorgasbord of pieces about local food shops, restaurants and chefs.
I have another book in the planning stages, but I’m taking some time off to set up the Toronto Indie Arts Market. Turns out that it’s really hard to find places to sell self-published works, and pretty much every independent writer or micro-press is in the same boat. Crafters and artisans too. There are people out there making really creative, fantastic stuff and no way to find appreciative people to buy it. TIAM returns in September 2013 as a monthly event, with a small press festival taking place in December.