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Deer Life
By (author): Ron Sexsmith
9781459738775 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Sep 16, 2017
$16.99 CAD
Forthcoming 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in 136 pages 22 B&W illustrations Dundurn
Dewey Divas and the Dudes Fall 2017 Pick 2017, Commended Loan Stars Top Pick 2017, Commended
A wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat. Includes Ron’s own whimsical illustrations.
Deryn Hedlight was not having a very good day and it was about to get much worse. He’d read stories of witches as a boy, but never believed for a second they were true. That is, until an unfortunate hunting accident turns his world upside down. What seemed like an honest mistake leads to an altogether unexpected transformation. But poor Deryn wasn’t the only wronged character tied up in these gloomy circumstances and sinister forces.

Deer Life tells the story of a kind-hearted boy from Hinthoven and his mother_s undying love. Mostly though, it’s all about patience, friendship, and heroism where you least expect it.

  • A new fairy tale for grownups written in a classic style but with knowing humour and heart
  • Ron Sexsmith is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter with an international following
  • Potential sales both from fans and curious book lovers
  • Ron has nearly 27,000 Facebook likes for his artist page and 24,000 Twitter followers; he is extremely active on Twitter, posting every day with either photos, puns, or YouTube videos of him performing cover tunes
  • Ron takes his visual way with words that usually is showcased in his award-winning music and applies it to whimsical yet serious story

Ron Sexsmith is an internationally acclaimed, Juno Award–winning recording artist. He spends most of his time writing songs, touring, and making records. Deer Life was mostly written on the road, during long drives and in dressing rooms and hotel rooms. Ron lives in Stratford, Ontario.

Consumer print ads: Globe & Mail, Now Toronto, Georgia Straight
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Trade ads: Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire
Online ads: 49th Shelf,, Facebook, Instagram, Toronto Life Newsletter
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Digital Reader Copies available: NetGalley, Edelweiss
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Book hashtag: #DeerLife
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Author Twitter: @RonSexsmith
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Michelle Melski,

There’s a sort of musical quality to Ron’s writing. - ReadingMaria, blog review


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