05 Feb Winter Winning
It’s Olympic time! Our daughter Lisa is in Beijing as part of Team Jennifer Jones, getting set to represent Canada in women’s curling. Ted and I are cheering them on.
So this week, the Kitchissipi Times article came out, my local paper, which has always been supportive of writers in this neighbourhood. We’re fortunate to have so much media support in this city for the arts.
Blind Date is getting some preorders on Amazon, enough to make the book second in ‘Hot New Releases’. This is kind of huge in creating some buzz so a big thank you to all who’ve placed an order.
I also received a nice advance review from Karen Grose, author of the Dime Box: Blind Date is a captivating thriller, well-paced, and full of unique characters and twists and turns. Karen’s book looks mighty intriguing and is on my to-read list.
I started back into my latest manuscript, going through the first few chapters and editing as I go. I also continue working with the narrator on the audiobook for Blind Date and we’re approaching the half-way mark. I lost momentum a bit this week after receiving a shingles shot that knocked me sideways for a couple of days. Better than getting shingles though! I hope to spend more time at the keyboard in the week to come. I also have to keep plugging away at publicity. to this end, if you are a book reviewer and would like an advance copy of Blind Date, send me an email through my website. I’ve got a handful of reviewers already but there’s always room for more.
My friends at Perfect Books on Elgin Street recommended an Australian crime fiction author named Jane Harper and I’ve become hooked on her books. I started with The Dry (excellent), continued with The Lost Man (loved it) and am now starting on Force of Nature. These are standalones and books I highly recommend.
So, another cup of coffee and on with the day. I’m torn between working on books and watching the Scotties and Olympics on television. Hopefully, I’ll find the right balance 🙂 Happy weekend, everyone.