I cannot express how much I enjoyed my experiences at the Winnipeg International Writers Festival – the Thin Air Festival – and in Winnipeg in general. It was my first time in Manitoba, and I was amazed at how friendly and kind were the people in Winnipeg. There are also some beautiful sights, including the Red River and the Assiniboine River, as well as the Human Rights Museum, some of which I was able to see on long walks and runs. The organizers of the event were particularly hospitable, and it was a true pleasure to meet such talented Canadian authors. It was one of my best experiences since Undercard was released.