SOS Stepping Out In Style

Sketches of Sbow tie orange-waskatoon – all dressed up in its finest – put in an appearance at last weekend’s Mayor’s Cultural Gala.

The Gala is the premiere fund-raising event in support the fine work of the Saskatoon Community Foundation.

Since its inception eight years ago, the event has raised over $2.5 million and provided funds to support over 150 charity grants annually.

This year’s event had a ‘Home Grown’ theme – featuring Saskatoon based talent.

Attendees at the gala were gifted with their very own copies of Sketches of Saskatoon. What could be more home grown that a collection of sketches of this beautiful city created by a fellow Saskatonian?

I am delighted to be able to put SOS to work in the service of supporting charities who do such great work to keep Saskatoon shining.


SOS Joins Word On The Street

Word On The Street LogoCome on down and join in the fun at Saskatoon’s Word On The Street event this Sunday afternoon, September  21.

For complete details on this year’s event, see Word On The Street Saskatoon. The program runs from 11 am to 5 pm.

It’s a chance to rub shoulders with authors from near and far, and connect will fellow wordies and book lovers.

You’ll find four tents, four stages, and a WOTS Marketplace.

At 2:30 pm in the Odyssey Tent, I’ll be sharing the scoop on how Sketches of Saskatoon came to be and answering your questions about the book.

I’ll also be sharing the stage with Jason Sylvestre and Carson Denmans who are the creators of the books, “You Might Be From Saskatchewan If…”

The forecast is for sunshine all the way. It’s going to be be a great day to be outdoors.

Spread the word! See you there!

SOS At Black Spruce Gallery

BSG-P&C-Cropped100Cheryl Tuck Tallon the owner of Black Spruce Gallery has added a number of my original watercolors – both matted and framed –  to her collection of fine art on show and sale for the season.

While you’re checking out the terrific art and crafts on offer, you’ll also be able to pick up your copies of Sketches of Saskatchewan.

Not sure where Black Spruce is located? You’ll find the gallery at Northside on Highway #2 in Lake Country north of Prince Albert, SK.



Order Your Customized Editions Of Sketches of Saskatoon Now

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Sketches of Saskatoon has already shown its value as a gift for colleagues, employees, recruits, prospects, conference attendees, clients, students, and special visitors.

Because the book has been so well received, plans for a second printing are now underway.

For orders placed at the time of reprinting, you can have your organization’s message and logo included on the title page for a set up fee of just $175.

This offer applies to minimum orders of 100 copies. Books purchased under this offer will be priced at 40% off the retail price of $19.95 which will make them $11.95 per copy.

A hard cover edition can also be made available for organizations who prefer that option. Inquire about the hard cover pricing if that option is of interest.

Need more details or info? Just give me a call (Patricia Katz) at 306-934-1807 or drop me a line at

You can place your custom order right now using this SketchesofSaskatoon-Corp Custom Order Form-Katz.

More Places To Pick Up Your Copies of SOS

Berry Barn-wThanks so much to Natalie Erlandson, Manager of the Saskatoon Berry Barn on Valley Road, for stocking copies of Sketches of Saskatoon in the gift shop for the summer.

The Berry Barn is a very popular place for the locals to take guests and visitors for a taste of the country that’s close to the city. I’m a big fan of their Borscht and of course their Saskatoon Berry Pie. Ask for yours with an ice cold scoop of ice cream.


hues_logo-wThanks, also, to Paul Trottier owner of Hues Art Supply at 1818 Lorne Avenue here in Saskatoon for making copies of Sketches of Saskatoon available to his customers and clients. Hues is the ‘new kid on the block’ when it comes to art supply shops in the city, and is already very popular with Saskatoon artists.

In addition to art supplies, Paul’s shop serves as a gallery for the work of local artists and is fast becoming a hot-spot for how-to art workshops and classes. Paul, himself, is a member of the renowned Saskatchewan based artist’s group,  Men Who Paint.

SOS Still On The Bestseller List – Heading For A Reprint

Bestseller TableIt has been a full six months since the launch of Sketches of Saskatoon.

I’m delighted to report that this ‘little book that could’ continues to hold down a spot on Saskatoon’s McNally Robinson Best Seller’s List.

SOS books at McNallyI took these photos of the Best Seller display table the last time I dropped by McNally’s.

Dropping by to browse is something I tend to do on a regular basis. Like many of you who are tireless readers who appreciate the printed word (and pictures to go with them), I’ve got to have my regular fix of books!

Sketches of Saskatoon is selling well enough, that I am presently getting things lined up for a second printing in the not too distant future.

When we do a second printing, organizations and corporations will have a chance to purchase a quantity supply of the books with their own customized message and logo printed directly on the inside title page.

This link ( SketchesofSaskatoon-Corp Custom Order Form-Katz ) will take you to a page with more details on the upcoming SOS Custom Reprint Option.

Read My Book

Read My Book Clipping-w2Read My Book Clipping-w3Thanks to Bridges (Saskatoon Star Phoenix) and QC (Regina Leader Post) for including Sketches of Saskatoon in their weekly Read My Book feature in the May 21st editions of the papers.

This link will take you to the online version of the article so you can read it for yourself.

It is so helpful in getting the word out about a new book to have media support beyond the days of its first release.

Recent Marketing News for SOS

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Indigo Books

Thanks to Samantha at Indigo here in Saskatoon for the special display Indigo has added to the shelf in the bookstore that features Sketches of Saskatoon.

Perched beside the stack of books ready to jump into the arms of browsers and buyers is a copy of  the article on SOS that appeared in a recent edition of the Saskatoon Express.

What a great way to give customers a bit more background information on the book.


McNally Robinson

McNally Robinson

And, another shout out and thank you to the fine folks at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon.

Sketches of Saskatoon spent 5 months on McNally’s Bestseller List, and has literally been flying off the shelves over there!

Lifestyles by Darrell Bell Gallery Now Carrying SOS

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Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery


I’m delighted to announce that the Lifestyles by Darrell Bell Gallery has added Sketches of Saskatoon to its line up of artful offerings.

If you haven’t dropped in at Lifestyles before, make sure you plan a visit on your next trip downtown. You’ll find the Lifestyles shop on the ground floor of the grand old Canada Building at 105 21st Street East.

Thanks Darrell, for adding SOS to your shop. I hope many summer visitors to Saskatoon drop in and leave with their copies in hand.


A Video Introduction to Sketches of Saskatoon

It’s been a while in the making, but here finally is a brief video introduction to Sketches of Saskatoon.

Please share the link with those who might be interested. Many thanks, Patricia