It’s a tense week in Ottawa. Watching the police force move in on the protesters at Parliament Hill is surreal and unsettling. the entire city is on edge and has been for nearly three weeks since this protest of truckers and those with other issues rolled in. We will be glad to see the end of them and to get our city back.

I worked away at different things this week, but my energy was low and I didn’t get all that much accomplished. I’ve been seeing a physiotherapist for my wrist, which swelled up and caused some pain. This is my dominant hand and appears to be hurting from overuse. I’ve had to stop curling for a bit and also took some time off from the computer. Things are better than they were but I’m still going for treatment.

This coming Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m., I’ll be interviewing Lis Angus on Crime Writers of Canada Facebook page in a live event. Lis is a Kemptville writer and her book is Not Your Child. We should have a fascinating chat so please drop in if you can.

I also got a lovely invitation to visit the Almonte library in October and we’re firming up time and date. I have a few more events lined up next month and will speak more about them soon. I can say that Mary Jane Maffini will be interviewing me on my Facebook live feed on March 15 at 7 p.m. EST as a way to launch Blind Date.

This week, I’m planning to continue making notes and revising my latest manuscript (book 2 in the Hunter and Tate series), and am eager to get moving on this one. I have lots of other odds and ends to work on too, so should be a busy week.

The morning is well underway and it’s time to get myself organized. Stay safe everyone. This is going to be another rough day in Ottawa, but we will come out stronger on the other side.