Saturday, December 26, 2015

2015: A Year to Remember

Happy Boxing Day everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holidays with lots of family, friends and good food. We were a balmy 17 degrees C on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day reached about 8 degrees so a bit topsy turvy here in Ottawa.

Dundurn has been running a Goodreads giveaway for three copies of Tumbled Graves and the last day to enter is today. You can also read the 10 or so reviews from bloggers who received an advance copy. If you are not a member of Goodreads, it is free to join and a great place to read and post reviews, sign up for giveaways and follow your favourite authors.

My writing fell by the wayside this week, understandably so. In addition to my day job downtown, I was baking and wrapping gifts, putting up the tree and shopping, getting ready to host two big meals. My friend who came for Christmas dinner yesterday with her family calls today 'Special Sleepy Day' - a day to lay around and recover from all the work getting Christmas ready, eating, drinking and other festivities. I think this should become an official mandated holiday, rolled into the current Boxing Day, and one that I'm ready to adopt.

So, before I sign off and go put my feet up while drinking a cup of tea, here are some pictures of book moments from 2015. 
Butterfly Kills launched in February at Whispers Pub
I made the road trip to Malice Domestic outside Washington with Mary Jane Maffini, Linda Wiken and Vicki Delany. We stopped for an author event at Mystery Books in Mechanicsburg on the way home.
Barbara Fradkin and I received nominations for crime novel of the year at an Arthur Ellis shortlist event in April held at Chapters Rideau.
I attended the Arthur Ellis awards banquet in Toronto with Julia, Ted and Dawn in May.
Lots of summer signings and events - at Prose in the Park in June.
Indigo Barrhaven signing also in June.
Guest author with Peggy Blair at the play Wait Until Dark in Perth in August.
And in September, I was guest author at a literacy event in Cumberland.

It has been a busy and exciting year and I look forward to the adventure continuing in 2016. Happy New Year and I wish you all happiness and fulfillment in 2016. Keep reaching for the stars.

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