1-2-3-4 days to Owl’s Nest Bookstore. This weekend, the clocks spring forward, which means there will be light in the sky when the launch starts.
Yesterday, I attended the Alexandra Writers Centre Society’s Alberta Skies Art and Book Exhibit. The event took place at the new AWCS premises in cSpace, Calgary’s new home for artists of all kinds. It drew a crowd that packed our three rooms, warming them up so much that the building custodian opened the top three windows for the first time.
cSpace is still under renovation, but the AWCS’ classrooms are already a go. Somehow, we scored the penthouse–those are our windows on the top floor (left hand side). Each classroom gets tons of light and has a view of the Rocky Mountains. What a change from our former basement location, although the setting in a sandstone school nicely continues the AWCS heritage.
Nine days to go until the launch for Ten Days in Summer at Owl’s Nest Bookstore.
Today, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m, I’ll be at the Alberta Skies Art Exhibit
cSpace King Edward, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Featuring Alberta Skies course participants at the Alexandra Writers Centre Society
Art Exhibition, Book Sales, Readings, & Music by the Authors/Artists, Refreshments served
Come and check out cSpace, Calgary’s new arts incubator and new location for the Alexandra Writers Centre Society. The AWCS windows are on the top floor, left hand side of this picture looking up from the dumpster — building renovations are still in progress.
Ten days to the launch of Ten Days in Summer – March 14, 7:00 p.m. at Owl’s Nest Bookstore.
One of my favourites, Owl’s Nest Bookstore, will be hosting the Ten Days in Summer Book Launch on Tuesday, March 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Britannia Shopping Plaza on Elbow Drive at 49th Avenue. 815A 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
I’m busy sending out invitations to the launch and arranging book signings at other Calgary stores. So far, I’ve lined up:
Chapters Shawnessy, 16061 Macleod Trail SE, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 am – 5 pm
Chapters Chinook, Chinook Mall, 6455 Macleod Trail, Suite L1, Friday, March 31, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chapters Macleod Trail, 9631 Macleod Trail SW, and Indigo Shepard Regional Centre, #170 – 4916 – 130th Ave, SE, Calgary will set dates when they receive their book orders.
Crime Writers of Canada asked me to write a teaser and 50-60 word blurb for their next issue of Cool Canadian Crime. Here’s what I came up with:
Teaser: While Calgary, Alberta, celebrates its ten-day Stampede festival, insurance adjuster Paula Savard investigates a suspicious building fire that caused the death of a hoarder.
The blurb continues with: The case turns personal when Paula’s daughter becomes involved with a suspect. To ensure her daughter’s safety, Paula must dig through the hoarder’s messy life. She unearths betrayal, family secrets and murder.