FreeFall launch; Freezing

I’m going to be reading at the launch of the latest issue of FreeFall (Winter 2012), in which I have a piece of creative nonfiction. Other readers include Juleta Severson-Baker, Barbara Parker and Naomi Lewis. That’s 7 PM, Thursday, February 2 at Owl’s Nest Books located at 815 49th Ave SW in Britannia Shopping Plaza. Good readings, good company, and wine and cheese! Come on out and enjoy.

Well, I suppose I can’t let this ridiculously cold weather pass by without some comment. Especially now that I’m recovered from falling on my head on some ice last week. I mean, the temperature’s been hanging around -29 all day. Really. I wish I was back in California. Maybe I’ll have to set my next book there.

Over and out for now. Stay warm.

End of 2011; Here’s 2012 already

There’s crazy, sleazy, wonderful Hollywood Boulevard on December 30th. Yeah, hard to believe with the snow swirling outside my window, that I was there a mere eleven days ago.  We had a great time in Hollywood, Santa Monica, La Jolla and San Diego, though I have to say it didn’t really seem all that much like Xmas. And now it’s all beginning to seem like a long time ago.

So 2012 is in full swing already. Tonight it’s back at my Creative Writing courses at Mount Royal University. I have non-fiction pieces out in the January / February edition of WestWord and the Winter 2012 edition of FreeFall. I’m looking ahead to a couple of readings in March — one is Writing in the Works 5 and the other is a multi-author event at Shelf Life Books, more about which later. And I await word on my new novel.

Keeping the fingers crossed, as usual. Here’s to a good 2012!