I know! I was excited too! I ran into author and amazing sports writer Steve Milton in the hallway of K-Rock Centre in Kingston where Skate Canada International is being held and asked him about his new book: TESSA & SCOTT – Our journey from Childhood Dream to Gold ( by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as told to Steve Milton). He said in his own self-deprecating way – “Naw I was just the transcriber.”

It doesn’t really matter how this book came to be – I am delighted that it has.

For anyone who has known Tessa and Scott or for that matter for anyone who would like to understand them better, this book is about them much more as people than as skaters. It is exactly the kind of storytelling that gets me every time and it has the bonus of lots and lots and lots of pictures!

They are small town kids and have small town values which is likely why we have all fallen in love with them. Yesterday, as they stood beside me on BOLD to talk about the Golden Waltz before the dance event, they were thanking me for having them. Imagine that – as Olympic and World champions they are at a stage where they don’t really need to thank anyone for anything and yet they do – their charm and grace is disarming and delightful. Like me, they are willing to be a part of fundraisers for clubs and from the emial that was sent to my own club, North Toronto – you can email reader@anansi.ca.

If you are lucky enough to be in Kingston – Tessa and Scott will be at K-Rock Centre for a booksigning/autograph session @ 1:30pm today (Saturday). If you are in the Toronto area – here are a couple more dates: Monday, Novermber 1 – Indigo store @ 2300 Yonge and Eglinton @ 7:00pm and then Tuesday, November 2 – Roots General Store – 100 Bloor Street W@ 6:00pm for their book launch at the store’s Grand Opening! All are welcome!

I got mine early and (am thrilled to say) had it autographed – you’re going to want to get yours too! I have to put mine down to get back to work – so many of the people and events are familar to me and skating fans it transports me right inside their lives.

It’s going to be a skating book kind of holiday – great books for all the skating fans in your life! Aside from my book, Taking the Ice – Success Stories from the World of Canadian Figure Skating you will want to get : Tessa and Scott’s Book – available at fine book stores everywhere!!

Tessa and Scott – Our journey from Childhood Dream to Gold

By: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as told to Steve Milton


House of Anansi Press Incorporated

ISBN 978-0-88784-273-3

***Taking The Ice *** also on sale in Kingston at K-Rock or www.takingtheice.com ***

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