My reading went well, too. It was fun speaking more about voice and technique this time, rather than just politics. People asked informed and insightful questions, and I continue to be thrilled at the reception the book has received. It’s wonderful to know that the work has meant so much to people.
Of course, it’s always great to spend time with family and friends in BC, too (including Svend, in a cameo appearance!). My parents were able to attend the festival as well, which helped make it all even more special. When we got back to their place in North Delta afterward, with Galiano as our muse, my mom and I immediately dove into her manuscript for her biography of E.M. Delafield. The all-important first draft is done, and I have to say, it’s shaping up very nicely!
Thanks to Jim Schmidt, Lee Trentadue and Mary Trentadue and everyone involved with the festival for the invitation and for putting on such a great event. It will be a treasured memory for me.
What a journey all this has been...