Getting into the Spirit

Getting into the Spirit

It’s been an odd few weeks away from the keyboard, but this is the perfect time of year to finish a project and have some free time. Christmas shopping, baking, cards, parties … no excuse for boredom even if ‘m not busy writing.

Speaking of Christmas, Barbara Fradkin and I will be interviewing each other this coming Wednesday night at the annual Capital Crime Writers Christmas dinner. We’re meeting up  to work out our presentation and hard to believe the date has come up so quickly. The dinner is at Capone’s on Carling Avenue, the place it’s been held the last few years.

I’ll also be back on 1310 News The Power Lunch on Thursday with host Mark Sutcliffe. Mark made an announcement yesterday that his show will be scaled back to an hour in the new year so I’ll have to find out if The Power Lunch will continue with Mark or the new host. This could be my last visit if not. In any event, it’s been fun, I’ve met some great people and gotten some on-air experience. Hopefully picked up a few new readers too!

I’ve also finalized my trip to Toronto at the end of January to take part in the Ontario Librarian Association’s Super Conference. It’s taking place the same time as my daughter Lisa will be curling in the Ontario provincials in Cornwall so I’ll be taking the train and returning the next day, hoping they are in the finals. While in Toronto, I’ll hand out copies of Turning Secrets at the Dundurn booth before giving a two-minute pitch with Crime Writers of Canada on stage to about fifty librarians. Then, I hike it over to Union Station…

With my previous publicist Michelle Melski two years ago at the conference handing out signed copies

So, I’ve emailed copies of my ‘thriller’ manuscript to four readers and asked for their input by January. Then I’ll get busy editing and will try to find it a publisher if the readers like the story enough. I’ll be pondering another book idea over the holidays as I start a new project in the new year. I should have one more in me 🙂

Happy pre-Christmas partying, everyone.