Friday, November 30, 2012


You're all invited!

In my pre-published writer days, I'd often hear my published friends make comments about each new launch of their latest titles. Comments like, friends being called on so often to come out to these, all that planning..., will my books be out in time?, and, it's as exciting with each new book.

Well, they're right. With the launch of Read and Buried, the second in the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries coming up on Tues., Dec. 4th...I've caught myself thinking many of those thoughts. In duplicate because prior to the Ottawa launch, Joan Boswell and I are holding a launch in Toronto at the North York Public Library on Sun., Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m. So, double the planning but it's all fun, especially doing it with Joan. She'll also be launching her latest mystery, the fourth in the Hollis Grant series, Cut to the Bone, at both events.

Many Ottawans will know Joan because she lived her for many years while her kids were growing up. Although her primary residence these days is in Toronto, we enjoy her company in Ottawa for many months of the year. She's also a member of The Ladies' Killing Circle and we can be a dangerous bunch of gals.

Two more events are on the Dec. schedule. The first is the Merry Mystery evening at Sleuth of Baker Street, 907 Millwood Rd. in Toronto on Sat. Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. The second is at Books on Beechwood in Ottawa, 35 Beechwood, on Thurs., Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. for Murder, Mayhem and Mistletoe. Both will feature six mystery authors signing and schmoozing...a great way to stock up for Christmas giving.

Hectic is one way to describe it all. A blast, is another. Hope to see you at one of these. The Ottawa launch is Tues. Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m. at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Room A. There will be refreshments, a donation wine bar by the Friends of Library and Archives, and books for sale by Books on Beechwood.

We'll have the murder, mayhem and mysteries...sorry, no mistletoe.

Linda Wiken/Erika Chase

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