Book Launch

I am finally surfacing after my book launch on Tuesday evening. Ten Days in Summer got off to a roaring start. Many thanks to all of you who showed up or sent good wishes. I’m touched by your interest and support. Thank you, as well, to my long-time writer-friend, Shaun Hunter, for her great introduction and to Owl’s Nest Bookstore for hosting this wow event!

And one more thank-you to my writer-photographer-friend, Ruth Daly, for her photographs that make me look good.

“Would you mind if I take pictures of your launch and write a photo-blog?” Ruth asked.

“Uhhh,” I said. “That would be terrific.”

I’ll include more of Ruth’s photos in my next posts.

Thanks to another writer-friend, Pamela McDowell, for her delicious cupcakes.

It’s Here!

Hope to see you at today’s launch for my second novel, Ten Days in Summer at Owl’s Nest Bookstore.

Full Moon hike, Phoenix Arizona, about a month ago (photo by Dave Arnold)

Fountain Hills, Arizona - due to the high winds, the water couldn't lift off as high as usual - it's still wonderful to aim for the moon, rather than the stars.

Am I nervous?


One Day

Tomorrow: Owl’s Nest Bookstore.

Sedona - at one with nature

Bell Rock, Sedona

Two Days

My blog post How the Calgary Stampede Inspired My Murder Mystery Novel is featured on my publisher’s website today. Only two days until the book launch at Owl’s Nest Bookstore.

Together at last, Owl's Nest Bookstore shelf

Biosphere 2, Tucson, Arizona

Two Cowpokes in Old Scottsdale, Arizona

Three Days

Owl’s Nest Bookstore. book launch in 3 days. Check out today’s Calgary Herald newspaper for a profile about Ten Days in Summer.

Along the Apache Trail, AZ - 3 of us in the Elvis Church

Sign in Owl's Nest Bookstore's window

Four Days

Musical Instruments Museum, Phoenix, AZ: The 4 Beatles

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.   

The box of books arrives, packed so tightly it's hard to pry them out.

Five Days

Five days to go: Owl’s Nest Bookstore.

5 instruments (1 bagpipe, 3 guitars + 1 flute) common to European folk cultures. The Musical Instruments Museum, Phoenix, AZ - I find this bagpipe a bit creepy

Six Days

Six Westwinds Hiking Club members in Arizona - Fat Man's Pass hike

Six days until Owl’s Nest Bookstore. The long-term weather forecast says this spell of cold and snow should end in time for the book launch day. Hey Calgary weather, it’s March. The days are getting longer already.

Seven Days

March 7th and there’s 7  days to go: Owl’s Nest Bookstore. Double sevens for good luck? Let’s hope.

Tombstone Courthouse Museum drawing - 7 of the men involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A character in Ten Days in Summer refers to this infamous event

Eight Days Until Launch

Eight Days until the launch for Ten Days in Summer at Owl’s Nest Bookstore. My recent hiking holiday in Arizona took my mind off things. Now I’m getting nervous.

On a hike with 8 friends last fall - that's me standing in the back wearing a Tilly hat and purple sweater

Hiking in Arizona, with saguaro cacti unique to Sonoran deserts in Arizona and Mexico.

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