Last month, I was pleased to learn that Sexsmith has written a book. Deer Life has been described as a fairytale for adults. “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.” Sexsmith also did the illustrations in the book.
In its review, Publishers Weekly concluded, “Sexsmith’s novel has much the same effect as his music, conveying uncertainty with fearlessness and heart” (https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4597-3877-5).
You can listen to an interview with Sexsmith at http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/thursday-sept-21-2017-chris-jericho-ron-sexsmith-and-more-1.4298172/ron-sexsmith-makes-his-debut-as-an-author-with-deer-life-1.4298200. CBC also has a feature about the books that shaped Ron Sexsmith’s life: http://www.cbc.ca/books/6-books-that-inspired-ron-sexsmith-1.4291430.