Nearly forgot to mention, for all you Twilight fans, that Pyre was on the table of Bella’s reading list at the Chapters in Kelowna! So, while you are waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out, why not check out another vampire novel. It’s just the right length to tide you over…
Some of you who frequent my blog may recall back in April when I was treated rather poorly by an upscale clothier simply because I had chosen to shop while looking rather shabby. My choice not to shave that morning prompted some overzealous employee to suggest I shop somewhere else. I sent them an email yesterday, and, should they choose to respond, I will let you know how they reacted to my complaint.
As well, as of late, I’ve started having my produce delivered. This is courtesy of SPUD, a local Vancouver company. Today I got my bin, everything intact and in order. Now my fridge is filled with fresh carrots, green onions, fruits, and milk. My cupboards are brimming with oatmeal cookies, bran muffins, waffle mix (can’t wait for breakfast!) and breakfast oatmeal. The only thing I forgot was potatoes, as I polished off the last of the sweet potatoes yesterday at lunch.
I should also mention that I’ve just arrived home from a midnight screening of the new Indiana Jones movie. (No worries – I’m not about to give anything away!)
There were people dressed up in fedoras, and, sadly, I hadn’t brought mine. Regretted not doing so immediately. As well, when Indiana stepped out on the screen there were many cheers. The movie while fun and worth seeing, did disappoint me in the end. That’s all I’ll say.
Ronsdale Press cordially invites you to the launch
of a new young adult novel by Norma Charles,
The Girl in the Backseat,
and the new edition of Lillian Boraks Nemetz’s
The Old Brown Suitcase
Victoria Day, Monday, May 19th, 2–4 p.m.
1844 Acadia Road, Vancouver
Refreshments will be served
RSVP to Norma: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my favourite places to visit when I need a literary fix is Just One More Book. It’s a daily podcast of interviews with various authors, and sometimes a reader submitted review. I must admit to having a secret desire to one day be one of those reader submitted review … but not until I get the podcasting thing down pat. (In other words, when I can go 15 seconds without saying, “Uhmmmmm…”)
Just recently JOMB was the subject of an interview in the Ottawa Citizen. I’d like to invite you all to check out the interview, and then suggest that you head on over to visit Mark Blevis and Andrea Ross at their podcast site. If you love kid lit, you are guaranteed to find a favourite author.
Just click on the bookmark above.
Last night I went to the annual BC Book prize Soiree, which is a free gathering for the literary community to honor this year’s nominees. I’m very proud of two of my friends who have been nominated, Meg Tilly and Kari Winters. Both of these fine writers are getting a lot of attention with their new books, and this is attention that is well-deserved. They are talented, driven, and, best of all, two of the nicest people a person could hope to meet.
Having trouble finding Rancour?
Rancour has nearly sold out of its first print run! This is extremely good news, and I’d like to take a moment to thank all my readers for making this happen.
The bad news: new copies of Rancour won’t be available until the fall. Just so you know, you can read Pyre without having read Rancour and not be lost in the story. They stand on their own.
The good news: this isn’t official yet, but the publisher is considering a new edition of Rancour with some story/plot changes. Over the years as I’ve finished the series, I’ve wanted to make some tweaks to Rancour – and now I may have my chance. I’ll keep you posted!