A Taste of Local Authors

I seem to be amused by this scene

Looking forward to tonight’s reading with eight other authors at Owl’s Nest Bookstore. I plan to read from the scene in a fictional Owl’s Nest in my novel, To Catch a Fox. As an homage to both Owl’s Nest and my friend, Pamela McDowell, I call my bookstore Ospreys, after Pam’s acclaimed children’s book Ospreys in Danger.

Writing Conferences

Ladies in red at the 2017 WWC banquet with roaring 20s theme.

Today, on the Books We Love Insider Blog, I talk about Wordbridge and When Words Collide, two big writing events in Alberta.

Recalling my book launch

Owl's Nest manager Judith Duthie introduces me. Judith was a student in the first writing course I taught at the Alexandra Writers Centre Socity.

Today is my blogging day on the BWL website. I chat about my book launch in March.

To Catch a Fox is #1

Calgary Herald Books Section, April 6, 2019

Thanks to another successful book launch at Owl’s Nest Books, To Catch a Fox topped the Calgary Herald Bestsellers Fiction List this weekend.  I truly appreciate everyone who came out to support me and my writing.

On the Radio

Westwinds Hiking Club at Crowfoot Glacier hike, Sept 2018

Many thanks to CBC Radio Daybreak Alberta host Russell Bowers for kindly interviewing me about my books last weekend. I also talk about hiking.

The Fox is Launched

View from the back

Filled rows at “The Nest”

I talk about my research holiday to Southern California.

Judith, the Owl’s Nest Bookstore manager, does the introductions.

Many thanks to the 75-80 family, friends and visitors, who came out to my book launch last night. I really appreciated seeing your faces in the audience.

Three Days to Book Launch

Santa Monica, CA: At my book launch on Tuesday March 26, I'll be talking about my research holiday to California

Many thanks to journalist Eric Volmers for this feature on To Catch a Fox in today’s Calgary Herald newspaper.

One Week to Launch Day

One week from today, Tuesday, March 26h, I’ll be launching To Catch a Fox at  Owl’s Nest Bookstore. My presentation will feature slides from my two holidays in Southern California to research settings for the novel. Everyone welcome!

Santa Monica beach

Two Weeks to Launch Day

Celebrate the launch of To Catch a Fox on March 26th, at Owl's Nest Bookstore, Calgary.

Today, on the BWL website, I blog about why my novel, To Catch a Fox, took 25 years to get published.

In Conversation with Randy Luckie

Stephen King's house, Bangor, Maine

In my interview with Randy Luckie, we talk about a wide range of writing subjects including my new novel, my mystery series, short stories, getting published, Stephen King, and murder by bee sting.

As an aside to the interview, I have stalked Stephen King’s home in Bangor, Maine, a couple of times. I grew up in Montreal and every summer my family drove through Maine to my grandparents’ home in New Brunswick, Canada. Our route went through Bangor, where we sometimes spent the night. When I was older, I continued to make the trek with my husband every couple of years.

When we learned that Stephen King lived in Bangor, on one of those drives we stopped at a local bookstore to ask where the author lived. The store owner didn’t hesitate to give us directions to the house. I believe the owner talked about seeing King often at his sons’ baseball games.

During subsequent trips through Maine to New Brunswick, we made at least one more detour to King’s house. I found it suitably ominous-looking for the master of horror.

I was also impressed that one of North America’s most successful authors made his home in down-home Bangor.

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