And the Holiday Season Begins ….

And the Holiday Season Begins ….

And we awake in a snow globe this morning! Yesterday, I was in the yard raking up pine cones and leaves, and today, we’ll be shovelling the driveway. Life in Canada never gets boring.

It was a writing kind of week. I spent more time in my imagination than in the real world, it seemed. I continued to work on Hunter and Tate book four but paused to write a short story for an anthology submission. No guarantee my story will be accepted, but I had a great time writing it and like how it turned out. The theme of the stories has to do with larceny and last chances. I’m next going to switch gears and finish working on a character list and outline for book four before continuing on with the story. I’m nearly at 9,000 words and feel that I have a solid start. Finally, I’m waiting for the copy edit to be completed on book three, Fatal Harvest, so that we can finish up the cover and get my website updated. The big reveal is coming shortly. Stay tuned…

Dundurn wants me to share news about a Stonechild audiobook sale going on for the month of December at Rakuten Kobo. The last five books were released on audiobook this summer, so the entire series of seven books is now complete. For this month, you can pick up each for $4.99 (Can). Another idea, is to request your local library get some or all of them in if you prefer to get your audiobooks that way.

So, I have one more signing this year at Coles Billing Bridge next Saturday, December 9 from noon to 2:00 p.m. I’ll be there with fellow Kitchissippi author Barbara Fradkin – stop by if you have a chance and say hi!

We’ve rounded the corner into Christmas month. Lots going on, including two family Christmases, the first happening this Wednesday, with several more group dinners coming up. I’ll be baking this weekend and wrapping some gifts. I’ve already got my Christmas cards in the mail, something I try to have done every December 1st. The snow is helping to put me in the holiday spirit and a few Christmas tunes might put me over the top. That a glass of rum and egg nog.

Be sure to include local businesses on your gift-giving lists – a friend and I spent a fun morning shopping in Westboro Village and recently made the trek to Manotick for lunch and shopping. The pace is pleasant and chatting with the shop owners is an added perk.

Have a great week ahead, everyone. (It’s never too early to break out the egg nog.)