29 Oct Out and About
The last weekend in October with my birthday coincidentally falling on Sunday. Ted decided to celebrate the occasion by taking me to a cheap motel in Westport last night to partake of dinner and a show at The Cove, which has a series of singers scheduled as part of ‘Blues on the Rideau’. For those of you not familiar with Westport, it’s a small village outside of Perth, Ontario, on the Upper Rideau Lake, mainly a summer cottage destination. Such fun in a quirky kind of way. We met the lead singer, Samantha Martin (also staying at our cheap but comfortable motel) as we set off to explore. Dinner was delicious and the music was good – a fun and different way to spend a Friday night.
So this week, I got in a bit of writing, a bit of editing, and some audiobook work. Not only is Heather Williams recording When Last Seen, but a narrator in Toronto named Tara, has begun recording the last five books in the Stonechild and Rouleau series. She’s been in contact with questions and seems to be making good progress. There should be six new audiobooks released this spring! Very exciting times.
My friend Carol and I attended the Ottawa Writers Fest again this week to see Ann-Marie MacDonald, author of Fall on Your Knees. The event took place in an old church downtown, and she spoke about her new book, Fayne. It felt good to be out and about again after three years of Covid, although we wore face masks and remained careful. I look forward to the day when we don’t need to worry anymore.
This will be a shorter post this week as I’m in transit somewhere, meandering our way back to Ottawa. I wish you a happy Saturday and a good week ahead. Onward into November!