Thursday, 7 August 2008

The Globe and Mail - and mail

mixed sun and clouds, sprinkles, temps 20

Odd day - great threatening clouds, but then nothing happens. heavy Scotch mist as I walked the dogs this morning.

Heading off to Sutton to do a massive mailing...all sorts of things waiting to be sent out. Went to Cowansville this morning for breakfast and to do the bank. And have a laundry in for clean clothing for the Scene of the Crime Festival this weekend on Wolfe Island, near Kingston. leaving 5:30 tomorrow morning to drive there.

The Globe and Mail today ran the column I wrote for their Romantic Love series. Such fun! An artist even illustrated it. Must find out if we can get the original drawing. The column is about Michael and my courtship.

And, Hope - my US editor at Minotaur Books - sent a blog which lists the top debut books (in terms of awards) since 2000 - and Still Life was number 5! Julia Spencer Fleming was number 2!! Clever woman and wonderful book - in the Bleak Midwinter.

Must run to the post office. probably won't blog again until Sunday...might see if Michael could, but I know he's busy writing his amazing book.

Take care and will speak to you soon.

4 comments:

Hr. Kristian S. Skeie said...

I found "Still Life" at www.bokkilden.no :-) Lovely. I will read it as soon as this august-work-rush is over (puuh..) But I enjoy reading your blog. Interesting to see what is happening over there, and you write about your daily tasks in such a beautiful way, I think. I`ve also updated my blog now so things are moving in the right direction... (presentation is important). Thank you, Louise.

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi Kristian,

I agree about presentation. Might as well make it a real reflection of who we are. And thank you for your kind words!

Anonymous said...

I found Still Life in my local library here in Queens, NY and totally loved reading it while cottaging at Lake Massawippi. Of my reading friends, each of us was reading a different season!

I have been visiting the Townships for years and years and know Three Pines and its people well. Still Life is the first book in years and years that kept me turning the pages well into the night.

I want the next book ASAP!! ...and I am enjoying your blogging, too.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Anon,

Welcome! and thank you for writing, and for reading. So kind and supportive of you. Did you know that the fourth book will be set mostly on Lake Massawippi? I envy you a vacation there. So lovely.

Glad to have you with us.