Monthly Archives: June 2015


A week ago Sunday (the 14th), I participated in Bookfest at one of the Vaughan libraries. It was the second year for Bookfest, the first for me. I set my goal to sell a whopping 1 book.  I sold 2.  Woo Hoo. The first was to a lad about 10 who said he wanted something to read at camp. The second was to the library. One of the ladies came around towards the end looking for copies of the books that were not already in their system.  Hopefully people check it out and talk about it.

Still have to visit some of the libraries a little closer to  home to see if they are interested in purchasing a copy. Since part of the book takes place in Stouffville, I’m hoping that their library will be happy to get a copy. 😀

Couldn’t make my rounds this weekend as I was at the Ontario Archives most of the day on Saturday, but Sunday I did manage to hide at the library for a couple of hours to edit book two.

So much to do and so little time. Oh, I still have to finish the index for the Mount Albert Cemetery transcript.




Filed under Genealogy, Mystery, Writing

Draft 1, Book 2

Finally finished the first draft of the second Detective Hodgins series. Don’t like the current ending, but once I work through it, I should come up with something better. 🙂 The plan is to take my binder with the printout to the coffee shop on Sunday and go through it with the red pen. Will also have my notebook so I can write in stuff that won’t fit between the lines. Need to find a new coffee shop as the one at the corner closed up and the building is for sale. Two other shops nearby, but I don’t like Tim Hortons or Starbucks. I hope to have Death on Duchess Street ready to go to my editor (Melissa at before the end of the month so I can have it cleaned up and ready to print for WORD ON THE STREET September 27.

Speaking of events, I’ll be selling copies at BOOKFEST at the Pleasant Ridge Public Library in Thornhill Sunday, June 14 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., and at WEAVING WORDS at the Sharon Temple Sunday, August 30 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you’re in the area, come on out and say hello (or buy a book). 😀


Leave a comment

Filed under Writing