Going Places … Virtually

Going Places … Virtually

Another week in the books. It’s almost time to start thinking about Christmas … gawd!

So, my writing pace slowed a bit this week to 3000 words as I worked on other aspects of the business. For those who follow this blog, you know that Blind Date is coming out March 1 in paperback and ebook formats. The audiobook version should also be ready for release around the same time. I’ve got a terrific narrator lined up and she’s going to start recording very soon. I’ll tell more about her later, but suffice to say, she’s a wonderful find and this should be a fun project. The cover design is also coming along and the reveal should be not too far away.

I have three events coming up, two of which are Facebook live events that you can tune in for. The first is an author panel with Mike Martin and Don Butler on Tuesday, November 29 from 3-5 p.m. hosted by the North Grenville Public Library on their site.  Mike writes the Inspector Windflower series set in Newfoundland, and Don was a journalist and executive editor at the Ottawa Citizen with his first book now on the shelves. Pam Welling will be moderating what promises to be a lively discussion about writing, our books, and our inspiration.

The second Facebook live hour begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, and features thirteen Crime Writers of Canada authors from the Ottawa/Eastern Ontario region in a speed-dating format. Each author has four minutes to tell you about their latest work and to read a snippet. Mary Jane Maffini will moderate and Perfect Books on Elgin is featuring the books in their store.

My third virtual event is a presentation to Twisted Sisters bookclub, including members from their national organization, and this will take place the morning of December 1st. I’ve been working on my talk, which is to cover an hour. This is a closed event.

So, lots going on as we near the middle of November. It’s been a strange month with days of sunshine and warm temps. There is a threat of snow, however, later this week. The good thing about nasty weather is that I stay indoors and get more writing done. Let’s see how I do this week!