I will be taking part in the Wine And Literary Pairings event, Wed. December 9th from 7 – 10 PM at 100 Wines, 1109 Olympic Way SE, put on by the Writers Guild of Alberta. There will be over thirty local authors on hand selling copies of their books paired with a matching wine. And what more natural pairing, I ask you, than wine and writers? So come out, taste some wine, buy some books, get a start or finish on that holiday shopping.
Brenda Finley’s interview with me for the CKUA program Bookmark will air next Sunday, November 22, at 12:30. They’re at 93.7 FM or at http://www.ckua.org, where you can also listen to archived episodes at your leisure. This was my first taped interview and I think it went pretty well for the most part, though I have to say a couple of the questions threw me for a bit of a loop. Still, it was great to talk about Nothing Sacred and I look forward to hearing it on the air. I’ve been listening to CKUA since 1984 and I still think they’re the greatest radio station on the planet. And I’m so glad that Bookmark is there to promote Alberta writers — we need all the help we can get.
Had a swell time in Edmonton, as I always do. Enjoyed the Audrey’s reading very much and also enjoyed having beers at 1905 with my pals Suzanne and Joe after. The next evening I facilitated (as best I could) the writers circle session at the Canadian Authors Association meeting. Really interesting variety of work was discussed, I enjoyed it very much, as well as the presentation by Glen Huser that followed.
Next day it was back to Calgary and Hallowe’en. Trick or treat. Guess what we got in Alberta? No H1N1 shots (unless you’re an NHL player), but Dan and I managed to come down with the flu (Nick and Bruce are ok so far). And it sounds like a whole lot of other people have it, too. It’s not SO bad. I have definitely been sicker on many occasions. But we’re listless, achy, chilly / fevery. Dan has sinus stuff, too. But I’m sure we’ll be fine in a few days.
So the other day my publisher told me that Brenda Finley wants to interview me for CKUA Radio’s Bookmark program this Thursday. Yeah! Only there’s that little flu thing. I’m hoping a phone interview will be acceptable. Apparently the segment will air on Nov. 22; I’ll post more information when I know.
Off to drink tea now.