Break a… pencil?

In August I was approached by Lindsay Gibb, the Editor of Broken Pencil,
asking if I would consider being a guinea pig for a new feature in the
magazine. Each edition, starting with the one you see on the right,
they will be inviting an illustrator to create a profile of someone
they think is "profile-worthy".
Since this is The Food Issue,
they thought I would be a likely candidate.  And since I'm always open
to shameless self-promotion I agreed. Besides, it sounded fun.

Lindsay hooked me up with Jason Turner,
the illustrator, and I'm really excited to see what he's done with all
my whacky answers to questions like "Do you cook as well?" "How is the
Ottawa book coming along?" and "what is your earliest memory of eating

I haven't found it in stores yet, but I'm looking.  Let me know if you see it anywhere. (And what you think)

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

2 thoughts on “Break a… pencil?

  • October 16, 2006 at 9:59 pm

    How IS the Ottawa book coming? 🙂

  • October 17, 2006 at 9:20 am

    Here’s how I responded: “The Ottawa book is doing really well.  (And tasting pretty good too.)  I expect to have it in bookstores for spring 2007.  We’ve got reader recommendations flooding in and the team is working hard eating and writing and tasting and visiting new finds and old favs. “

    That said, I’d be happy to get as many recommendations as possible – so if you, or your friends, want to send in a restaurant recommendation for the Ottawa area –


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