Launch; office hours; Tofurky

Nothing Sacred’s launch on October 8th was a great success, I’m happy to report. The weather was lousy, cold and snowy, but I still had a good turnout and sold lots of books. And I’ve finally started to get to the stage with readings where I enjoy them to some extent. This is a big improvement over feeling terrified, the way I used to. I guess I’ve done them enough times now that I’m getting used to them. I even took questions this time. And my boys came — they had a blast! Dan said yesterday, ” I can’t stop thinking about your book launch!” Ah, chip off the obsessive old block. After the formalities, a bunch of us headed to the Hop Inn Brew Pub to celebrate — had a great time! So thanks again to everybody who made the night a success.

Now that that’s out of the way, I can concentrate a little more on my writer-in-residence gig. Manuscripts are rolling in at a nice, steady rate. Feel free to send one in if you care to. I’m also keeping office hours at the Central Library, 616 Macleod Tr. SE, in the fourth floor Program Room, Sundays 1 – 4 PM if you want to drop by. Which is where I am right now, as a matter of fact. Nice and quiet, reading manuscripts, drinking coffee.

But, this too shall pass. I need to start thinking about going home so I can get the Tofurky in the oven. Mind you, it’s not quite like cooking a turkey. A fair bit less work. But you still have to make all the side dishes.

Happy thanksgiving, everyone.

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