Seeing Out January

Seeing Out January

I’m beginning to wonder why Ted and I don’t join other sane people and head south for January and/or February. We’ve stayed inside the house the last few days as freezing rain pummels the city – I’m beginning to dream about a sand beach and sunshine. I swear the clouds have blanketed the sky since before Christmas. But I digress …

The icicle/dagger hanging from the eaves of our roof

I’m happy to report that you can now pre-order ebook copies of Fatal Harvest on (click on either for the link) Kobo and Kindle. You might ask how pre-ordering helps the author. The higher the number, the higher the book rises in the algorithms and the more prominence it receives on their pages and search engines. Beyond my computing skills for sure.

The book is also now on NetGalley for reviewers. It received its first two five-star thumbs-up, so that lifted my spirits. The Fatal Harvest release date is April 15. Much of the book is set in and around Ashton, so the suggestion was made by many to hold a launch at the Ashton Brew Pub. I called them yesterday, but they don’t do book launches, so I’ll have to come up with another idea. I’d love to meet and mingle over a beer or glass of wine with a bookseller on hand with copies – low key, this time around. Let me know if you have any ideas.

I’ve got an exciting event coming up at Octopus Books in the Glebe – John Delacourt and I will be introducing our new books as part of the Authors Unbound literary series on Thursday, May 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mark your calendar! As I line up more events and signings, you’ll be able to find the list on my website’s home page.

I again spent the week editing and am now taking a break from that. I’m turning to publicity and marketing for a bit and will get back writing this week on book number four in the series. The trouble is that once I start writing, I forget about all the other tasks that need doing, because I’d rather just write. A day spent only writing is like a holiday.

Finally last week, I blogged about the question ‘where do you get your ideas?’ on 7 Criminal Minds blog. You can read my response and those of my fellow bloggers here.

Good Saturday, everyone!