Catalogued, world tour, etc.

As an ex-library staff person, I have to say it was a pretty big thrill to look myself up in Calgary Public Library’s catalogue the other day. On order. Cool. My chum Jan even put a hold on the book, doncha know, so it really looks official now. Yep, things are really rolling along here […]

Mein goodness!

This morning my contract arrived from Thistledown for Nothing Sacred, my short fiction collection which will be out next fall. Contract, and much more …author handbook, publicity and promotion information, author questionnaire, contacts sheet. It’s great. Lots of the information will be useful for Love Minus Zero, too. Yesterday, the collections librarian (another former supervisor […]

Ray Davies

I had the very great pleasure of seeing Ray Davies perform at the Jack Singer last night. He put on a fantastic show; better, I think, than the time I saw The Kinks play in Vancouver in 1981. I was really expecting him to stay away from the older Kinks songs, but he and his […]

Ebb and flow

Things do keep happening, good and bad. I enjoyed the CAA conference very much: good sessions, good to meet with old friends and make new ones. The food was excellent. Ian Ferguson almost gave me a rupture — one funny guy. Returning to Calgary yesterday meant housecleaning, as our real estate agent came over in […]

Everything happens all at once

I’ve also noticed that nothing seems to happen all at once, but at this moment it is the everything phase. A few of the exciting things happening: my forty-fifth birthday, buying a new house in a better location in our neigbourhood and getting ready to put our current one up for sale on Monday. And […]