New novel out the door; The Boy; Writing in the Works 4; MRU

So last week I finally finished my second novel. I started writing it in 2003 and have done a series of rewrites over the years. There was a while between 2007 and 2009 where I didn’t touch it at all because of the other two books being published and all the nuttiness that entails, but it’s finally done. Well, done, you know, until someone publishes it and it goes through the editorial process, or until I stack up enough rejections that I figure I need to fix it. Yeah, that kind of done. Anyway, I sent my first batch of queries out this week and am hopeful that I’ll get some interest soon.

Can’t wait for the launch of Betty Jane Hegerat’s new book The Boy, at Memorial Park Library, 7 PM, next Thursday, May 5th. And I’m certain the weather will be lovely on that day, unlike today.

Gearing up for Saturday, May 14th and Writing in the Works 4, also at Memorial Park Library, at 1:30 PM. Readings by myself, Susan Calder, Leslie Gavel, Naomi K. Lewis and Inge Trueman, hosted by our own Rona Altrows. Refreshments! Book sales by our friends at Shelf Life Books! Drinks afterward! Yay!

Finally, I’ve started work on the syllabi for the creative writing courses (Levels 1 & 2) that I’m teaching through Continuing Education at Mount Royal University this fall. The timing on this was all really good; just as I was wrapping up this novel at last, this opportunity came up. I’m very pleased to have the chance to teach at MRU. 

Over and out for now. Hope to see you on May 14th!

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