Live Video Chat with Vincent Lam and Sarah McCoy Tues 9/11 7:30 pm ET

Join Read It Forward here on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. ET for a LIVE VIDEO CHAT with authors Vincent Lam and Sarah McCoy.

Vincent and Sarah will answer your questions about writing fiction, specifically the kind of historical fiction that breaks down genre boundaries.

RSVP, read the excerpts below, and see you soon!



Vincent’s debut novel, The Headmaster’s Wager is available wherever books are sold. Learn more in Vincent Lam’s Read It Forward essay on The Headmaster’s Wager.

The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam – Excerpt

Sarah’s latest novel, The Baker’s Daughter, is now in paperback. Learn more in RIF’s feature on The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy.

The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy – Excerpt


VINCENT LAM was born in 1974 in London, Ont., into a family from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam. Four years later, they moved to Ottawa where he was raised on stories told by his father and the works of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and developed aspirations to become a writer. Acknowledging that he hadn’t seen enough of the world to create great literary works, Lam enrolled in medical school at the University of Toronto, hoping it would provide real-life experience and a wealth of rich material. His plan proved to be a very good one. The Headmaster’s Wager is a Globe and Mail & Maclean’s National Bestseller, now available in the U.S. wherever books are sold.

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Visit Vincent online at Vincentlam.ca and on Facebook and Twitter @drvincentlam.

sarah-mccoy-author-photoSARAH McCOY is author of the novel, The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. The daughter of an Army officer, her family was stationed in Germany during her childhood. She calls Virginia home but presently lives with her husband and dog, Gilbert, in El Paso, Texas. The Baker’s Daughter is her second novel and is available wherever books are sold. She is currently working on her next.

Visit Sarah online at SarahMcCoy.com, on Facebook, Twitter @SarahMMcCoy, and on Goodreads.

About Kira Walton

Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

  • Leonard

    How do I view the Video Chat this evening? Thank you.

  • techeditor

    I did tune into the video chat last night at 7:35. Vincent Lam was speaking;Sarah wasn’t there yet. I couldn’t understand what Vincent said at all. I could understand the interviewer very well, so I knew the trouble wasn’t on my end.

    Sarah came online a little bit later. What a doll she is! She’s so cute and talkative; I’d love to meet her in person. I probably missed her when she had a book signing in Michigan. I’ll have to check that.

    I could hear Sarah very well. I never could hear Vincent.

    Unfortunately, I couldln’t stay for the entire chat. I sit all day at a computer, and it was killing my back to sit at a computer in the evening, too.

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