Another 2 days of writing!


Yes, Writers In The House is another 2 days of writing. I’m now at about the 2/3 mark of Book 3. Going really well–love the story, love the parts that are already written (I quilted it from the back of a motorcycle so most scenes are written, but some are just sketched), and the plan is easy to follow for the rest. Lots of back-and-forthing, though, to be sure everything is consistent. Fun!

Folk Tree Lodge Retreat


So: three days of writing! Plunging back into Book 3: Scents of Slavery.  It’s mostly done, but a few scenes need to be written and the whole thing reviewed for continuity. Over the next couple of weeks I hope to finish.

Finished editing a non-fiction biography


Edited Kathy Calvert’s biography on the life of Jim Davies, pioneer helicopter pilot. He was the first (or at least, among the first–there may have other, independent trailblazers in other parts of the world) to work out systems for heli-skiing and mountain rescue slinging. Fascinating stories!

Word on the Street, Lethbridge


I was an invited Guest Author at Word on the Street In Lethbridge, this weekend, and oh, what an awesome event it was! I met several new colleagues, including Christian Guay Poliquin, Alex Lyttle, Antoine Mountain, and Eileen Cook. My presentation went well (to about 18 people) and at dinner Saturday night I had a long conversation with Fred Penner (The Cat Came Back). Tons of people were there, the weather was great, and I even sold a few books for Laksa!