A Spring in the Step

A Spring in the Step

It’s a springy weekend in Ottawa although a rainy one. No matter. The snow is melting and the crocuses can’t be long from blooming.

Okay, a bit early, but tulips are in our near future!

Top thing to note is that I’ll be at Perfect Books on Elgin Street in Ottawa tomorrow (Sunday, March 20) between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., signing copies of Blind Date: A Hunter and Tate Mystery. Jim carries all the Stonechild and Rouleau books in his store, so these are also on hand if you’re missing any in the series. I haven’t done a store signing in over two years since the start of the pandemic, so it will be great to see some people. The mask mandate is still on today, so something of which to be aware. This is also a great chance to check out the bookstore, which doubled in size during the pandemic. They have a great mystery section and will do special orders.

The Blind Date book launch on Tuesday evening was great fun and we got a lot of viewership. Mary Jane Maffini asked me questions and Erik D’Souza handled the tech as we recorded on Zoom but broadcast live on Facebook at the same time. You can still view the half hour event by clicking here.

This Tuesday, I’ll be giving a virtual presentation on writing a mystery short story to a seniors group in Ottawa called the Active Jewish Adults 50+. I’ve worked on a Powerpoint presentation and am close to ready. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.

Writing has gone slowly this week. Sometimes it’s hard to sit at the keyboard and maybe this is a case of spring fever. How can one not get outside on these warmer, sunny days? There has also been a lot going on in the background concerning marketing and publicity, not to mention getting the tax information ready. Anyhow, I’m hoping to get the writing back on track as I narrow in on 70,000 words on the latest manuscript.

I wish you a good week, everyone, and hope to see some of you tomorrow at Perfect Books 🙂