As irony would have it, I was on a panel yesterday afternoon about Canadians - mystery authors and what we're up to north of the border. We had a small crowd of readers and they were keen to find new Canadian authors.
And the Weagles-Chapmans were in the news yesterday - a Canadian Press article about Lisa and the Weagle shot that she and the team are having great success with - 'the tick' now called 'the Weagle'. I also was thrilled to see Cold Mourning reviewed in the National Post online yesterday. Had me glowing all day.
I attended a panel on setting yesterday morning that was very good and I sat in on Mary Jane Maffini's panel on humour in mysteries - it was hilarious. Very funny women. I rounded out the day by going to an evening showing of Ann Cleeves new series for the BBC, which is set in Shetland. I have a signed copy of one of her books, which I started reading. I can't wait to get home and settle in with it - excellent so far.
Today is the last day in Monterey. I believe we have some shopping on the agenda and the big banquet this evening. I also hear there is a snowstorm going on back in Ottawa. Maybe, I'll have to try to miss the plane back . . . .