Keeping Busy

Keeping Busy

I had a productive writing week, starting with a book club visit at the Alta Vista library branch on Wednesday afternoon. The mystery book club group, part of the Canadian Federation of University Women, invited me to speak about Cold Mourning and my writing career. About fifteen women showed up and had some great questions after I gave a brief presentation. Another lovely group of interesting women who made me feel most welcome.

The women gave me a gorgeous handmade shawl, crocheted by one of their members, as a thank you gift

I completed (hopefully but not likely) my last review of Fatal Harvest and have begun posting it on book sites for pre-orders. The ebook is currently available on Amazon and will soon be on Ingram Spark, (which sells to bookstores and libraries). The book will go wide right off the bat, and you’ll find it on Kobo and other book sites, like Barnes and Noble, this week. I’m not certain which take pre-orders, but the book will be released April 15. It will also be on NetGalley for reviewers by the end of the week.

Editing took up most of my free time this past week and I still haven’t managed to get any writing in on the new manuscript. I have a quieter week ahead and plan to get back at the keyboard. I still have lots of bookkeeping work to do and publicity tasks – there just aren’t enough hours in the day!  I’m also blogging this Monday on 7 Criminal Minds and the topic is ‘where do you get your ideas?’ I’m often asked this question, so check the link if you’ve ever wondered. Each day, a different author will blog with their answer to the same question.

And that’s my update for this Saturday morning. Time for another cup of coffee before getting the day underway. It’s a chilly one and we have the gas fireplace on, so a good day to stay inside curled up with a book. Nothing like a long, lazy weekend to rejuvenate the soul 🙂