Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

This is one of the best weekends of the year in Canada! Autumn colours are peaking and Thanksgiving means families ¬†and friends getting together. We’re blessed this year to have both girls coming for dinner on Sunday while Ted and I also celebrate our anniversary on Saturday with a meal out with friends also celebrating their anniversary.

If you follow me on social media, you know that this week I’ve shared the next book cover designed by Laura Boyle. When Last Seen is the second in the Hunter and Tate series and scheduled to be released April 1, 2023.

I’ve been working this week with my web designer Kim Hadley to update my site and you can click here to read the cover blurb for this upcoming book. We’ve also revamped the front page slightly. Now you’ll find all my upcoming appearances partway down and we’ve added a section for news and reviews, also on the front page.

And also this week, Heather Williams has begun putting When Last Seen on tape – we’re hoping to have the ebook, paperback and audiobook all out April 1st and are working toward that.

This past Saturday was my first in-person event since the pandemic and a fine outing it was. The room was full and the audience was engaged and welcoming. A huge thank you to Pam Harris and the Friends of Mississippi Mills Public Library, Ann Shea, owner of Mill Street Books, and Margo Hay Goodings from the Almonte Library for organizing the event. It was a terrific way to start getting back into the swing of presenting. It was also a lovely day to roam around downtown Almonte, such a sweet town and so close to Ottawa.

I spent most of the week editing my latest manuscript and should be done within the day. I’ve a busy week ahead (not writing-related) but hope to get back writing on book three in the series if all goes well. There are never enough hours ….

I’m saddened this week by the death of one of our country’s best crime fiction writers, Peter Robinson, who passed away earlier this week after a short illness. His Inspector Banks series is a favourite of many readers. He was a kind, interesting man with a huge following and was well respected by his peers. I was fortunate to see Peter speak about his craft and books a few times over the past years.

So, another Saturday morning slipping past. Time for another cup of coffee to go with a side of editing before getting on with the business of making apple pie. Happy Thanksgiving, my Canadian friends. I wish you a lovely weekend with those you hold dear.