My newest short story, Blue Christmas, was published in early November in England’s Women’s Weekly Fiction Special. It is, very loosely, based on a long ago Christmas when my mother tried to cook a very large goose in an oven meant for a chicken. It didn’t exactly work, but we all survived. And guess why I no longer eat birds.
In my last newsletter I mentioned that I would be attending a workshop given by the Vancouver Island Romance Writers. That happened in September, and the guest speaker, Shannon Mayer, was entertaining, hilarious and super-informative. She came with cupcakes too. I strongly recommend her books, as well as her cupcakes, to anyone who loves magic and Urban Fantasy.
Since then I’ve stayed close to home because, unfortunately, my husband’s COPD doesn’t take kindly to travel. Happily, we’re both looking forward to a visit from family very soon. Baxter-dog is, of course, looking forward to extra food.
Greetings to all, and to all a good 2019.
In my last News I mentioned that I’d finally sent a new short story off to an editor and that I hoped she would like it. She did! I’m delighted to report that my story, currently titled BLUE CHRISTMAS, will be published in England’s Women’s Weekly Fiction Special on November 1, 2018. It’s been a while, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing one of my tales in print again. I hope my readers will like it too.
As we all know, it’s been an usually hot and smokey summer for a lot of Canada, and although I love the heat, my husband, Bob, doesn’t. Neither do his lungs. Consequently, we haven’t managed any holidays this year. However, I am hoping to spend a few days in Nanaimo in September when the Vancouver Island Romance Writers are holding a one day conference. This will fit in perfectly with a visit to my son, Nathan, and his wife, Barbara, along with their five cats. Yes, we have five grandcats. Their names are Selke, Oscar, Raven, Smuge and Luna. Our Baxter-dog wouldn’t approve if he knew, so I shan’t tell him.
Wishing everyone a cool and peaceful conclusion to our hot summer and a happy beginning to Fall 2018.