First Book Signing

Well, it’s official. I confirmed my first book signing. On June 13 I’ll be live and in person at Chapters Newmarket, 17440 Yonge Street at 11 am. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a few more locations later in the year. Oh, and I might even have a new book available for launch in June.

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Book 3 on its way

This morning I finally finished the first draft of my 3rd in the Detective Hodgins Victorian Mystery series.  Haven’t come up with a title yet, but that will come in time.  I doubt it will be ready for my next event, which is the end of April, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I need to let this one rest a few weeks while I edit my new novel, Generation Witch: Rebirth. As the title suggests, this is not a Victorian mystery. 🙂

I’m in the process of arranging a book signing at my local Chapters and I’d really like this ready to launch by then. The date isn’t set yet, but I should have enough time to have it ready and printed.

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OPEN MIC AFTERNOON NOV 9 2017

Well, the final spoken word open mic for 2017 at Covernotes Tea and Coffee is over. We had a great selection of readers and a full coffee shop of listeners. The genres covered to were; children’s fiction, general fiction, mystery, and sci-fi/fantasy.

We’re taking a break in December, but the Writers’ Community of York Region (WCYR) will be holding a pot luck in Dec and we’ll have an open mic there. We’ll pick up the monthly coffee-shop readings again in January. We’ll be announcing the dates and time with a special announcement some time in December. Meanwhile, here’s a slideshow of what you missed if you weren’t with us. In no particular order, I present: Erika Willaert, Susan Charney, Sheila Horne, Dianne Gemmell, Rob Rinne, MJ Moores, Paul Teledi, and me (Nanci Pattenden).

 

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DAY OUT IN FERGUS

I spent a good chunk of the day Friday in lovely Fergus, Ontario with my friend MJ and her son Jaden.  Lingered in the library, which is gorgeous, for a few hours. Originally built in the very early 1800s, it’s been expanded, but it’s something else.

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We grabbed lunch, then went to Roxanne’s Reflections, where we left our books on consignment.

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Then we had a quick look at the river before heading home. All in all, a nice day out, despite the chill in the air.

 

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Time to meet up with old collegues.

Next week is the annual Christmas Dinner for some current and ex-Toronto Hydro Workers. Got my invitation the other day. I wasn’t going to go this year as I have a meeting that night, but I don’t need to go. I’d rather meet up with friends of old. Looking forward to it.

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BOUCHERCON 2017

This past weekend was a huge mystery/crime/thriller conference – Bouchercon. It was my first time attending. I met up with some writers I already knew, met several people I only knew by name online.

The panels were made up fabulous authors from all around the world, including two of my favs, Maureen Jennings and Kathy Reichs.

I came away with new acquaintances, new books, and a list of at least two and a half dozen new author’s names whose books I want to check out. Oh, and I rejoined Crime Writers of Canada after a year away.

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Historical Novel Society Conference

Just got back on Sunday from my first HNS Conference. What a blast. Great people and great speakers. It’s on the east coast next time, so I guess I’ll start saving up.

I brought home 4 autographed books and will be looking into some of the e-books by others. Only so much goes in the carry-on. 🙂

Congrats to the organizers. You did a fabulous job.

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