Rounding Out November

Rounding Out November

Good morning! Today, I’ll be at Coles in the Carlingwood mall from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come by and say hi and perhaps get a signed copy of one of my books for yourself or as a Christmas gift. We’re about six weeks away, so gift-buying time is definitely upon us.

I managed to get a bit of Christmas shopping done Thursday with my friend Dawn, who was visiting from Toronto. We’ve known each other since first-year university — a long time! Anyhow, we spent a few hours wandering around Westboro Village because shopping local is a great way to go. We have a new bookshop in the Village called Westboro Books, a lovely little store. The owner Shilhav Mayo has a couple of my signed Hunter and Tate books, and she is supportive of local authors. The store is a great addition to our neighbourhood. Shilhav also said that if book clubs buy their book en masse, she’ll give a discount, so that’s another great thing.

Our neighbourhood newspaper Kitchissippi Times celebrated its 20th anniversary on Tuesday evening upstairs at Thyme and Again, and I dropped by with my friend Sue Rothery, who became their proofreader a few issues back. The room was packed and Mayor Sutcliffe, who started the paper all those years ago, spoke and brought greetings from the City. Charlie Senack is the current editor and he and his team are doing a terrific job covering local news and events. Here I am with one of the covers, which features my daughter Lisa. I saw myself on the screen behind on a circulating feed – I was on the cover a few years back 🙂

Writing went okay this week. I finished reviewing Allister Thompson’s edits for Fatal Harvest and sent it along to the proofreader after adding about 1200 words to the story. I also continued working on the new manuscript, fourth in the series, and am now closing in on 5000 words. A long way to go ….

The weeks are flying by and there is always something to do, especially as we get into the holiday season. Time to go dig out the wreath for the front door and some cookie recipes. December will be here before we know it!