Hitting Reset

Hitting Reset

The world had a seismic change this past week. Trump has lost his hold on Washington and the U.S. has its first woman sworn in as Vice President. And not just any woman – a woman of mixed race. In addition, here in Canada, our Governor General resigned after a report of staff abuse under her watch was completed after an investigation. Perhaps if anything can be gleaned by these historic events, elected or appointed officials are custodians of the power the office holds, but not the owners. It’s only when they forget this basic fact that they run into trouble.

I posted this past Monday on 7 Criminal Minds blogspot. The question this week concerned how far we authors push back on editors. You can find my answer here.

I also posted a video interview with Thom Bennett, an author I’ve never met, but one I found really interesting. His Cass Gentry mysteries lean towards hard boiled (think Mickey Spillane) and are set in New York City in 1959. Thom was a teacher and in addition ran summer stock theatre in the Muskokas for many years. Next up is my good friend Linda Wiken who is writing her third cosy series and once owned Prime Crime bookshop. We recorded the interview on Tuesday and it will be posted Monday on the Crime Writers of Canada Youtube site. Be sure to check it out!

This weekend, I’m being interviewed for a podcast originating out of Vancouver with host Joanna Vanderviugt. On Wednesday, I’ll be interviewing Prince Edward County author Robin Timmerman. The pandemic may be keeping us at home, but I’m still meeting some terrific people through these tapings 🙂

I’ve spent time working on my latest manuscript but it’s slow-going. I’m working out the plot and format in my head as I go through what I’ve already written and make edits. I’ve decided to take my time and not push things. Perhaps being quarantined at home for a year has mellowed me. Que sera sera ….

On that note, good Saturday, everyone. Put up your feet, settle in with a good book and a cup of coffee, and let the day slide on by.