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June 13, 2010

sunny, warm, temps 28

A splendid, unexpected, day. It was supposed to rain, but not a drop. Instead it is sunny and cool, then warm, and now hot.

Spent the morning struggling some more. Writing, erasing, re-organizing, erasing. Arrgh. I know what the problem is. I need to streamline the thoughts, and it's a complex spot. But it needs to not read as though it's complex. There are four or five things that need to be said, that have to get in. And one right way of putting them all in. It...
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Published on June 13, 2010 14:44 • 30 views

June 12, 2010

mainly sunny, mild, temps 21

Well, this is just heaven...and so like heaven, it is unexpected. I'm sitting on the terrasse of Le Cafetier in Sutton, having just ordered a ... well, I think you know. Accessing their high speed, which makes me giddy with excitment. And now, at this moment, two huge draft horses are walking by, pulling a cart filled with kids. And down the street I can see our little VW.

I was supposed to meet a friend - Susan - for coffee...but she called to say she was un...
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Published on June 12, 2010 13:50 • 18 views

June 11, 2010

cloudy, rainy, sunny, cold and warm. oh

Gary came by at 5:30 and he, Michael, Trudy and I took the photos of the new baby blue VW beetle (convertible) for the article for the Globe and Mail. Now, there's a mouthful. Thankfully I write good. Even more fortunately, Gary photos good.

Happily the unexpected rain, which came while Lise and Donna were working in the garden this morning, cleared up just as they left and Gary arrived. We drove the beetled into the field by the pond, put the top ...
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Published on June 11, 2010 16:49 • 16 views

June 10, 2010

Wow
cloudy, drizzle, cool, temps 17

You'll never guess what happened...and you'll probably think I'm making this up now, I've had such great good fortune recently - but STILL LIFE has been shortlisted for an award...almost six years after being published. The Barry Award for Best Crime/Mystery Novel of the Decade!

Since this is 2010 it seemed a good time for the people at Deadly Pleasures magazine to look back on the past decade, so they put together this special Barry for this year.

Here's the l...
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Published on June 10, 2010 14:34 • 18 views

June 9, 2010

mainly sunny, mild, temps 17

Lovely day. Wayne came to mow. It's his 70th birthday!!! Yippee. He said he's quite stunned to find himself 70. But as we all know, people are living healthy, active lives easily into their 90'. So 70 is the new 50.

Wonderful news yesterday. Indeed, it was Marjorie from Connecticut who wrote to congratulate me. I'm afraid I didn't quite believe it...until poor woman sent me the link to Janet Rudolph's blog. She's the head of Mystery Reader's international...
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Published on June 09, 2010 12:24 • 26 views

June 8, 2010

sunny, cloudy, warm, cold, dry - then torrential rains. All normal.

Back home in Sutton!! Feel I've been away longer than I have. So wonderful to be home. Played with Trudy, hugged Michael, cut the first peonies and some lupines out at the pond. visited Markus. Wrote. Took Trudy to the Vets, with Michael - just for some rabies shots and other shots...and some heart worm prevention stuff. All's well.

All's better than well.

When I stepped out of the car and hugged and kissed Michael and a...
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Published on June 08, 2010 15:23 • 22 views

June 7, 2010

Overcast, sunny breaks, some showers, cool, temps 17

Back home...very long day yesterday but VERY fun. Didn't start until 10:30, when Donna Nopper, of Hachette Canada picked me up at the hotel. She'd rented a car (hers is filled with dog hair - too late she found out that is actually my natural habitat) - and took her husband's Tomtom GPS system, so we could find our way from the Toronto waterfront to the town of Shelburne in the Orangeville area. They had it programmed to John Cleese's voi...
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Published on June 07, 2010 12:20 • 33 views

June 5, 2010

sunny, mild, temps...not sure actually

Thank you SO much for your Anthony nomination celebrations - I'm still flying!!!

Train down was terrific...no one beside me! Like winning the lottery...and, icing alert...the nice person in front of me didn't put his seat all the way back. And - my window seat on VIA1 actually had a window. Many have just a wall with a curtain...with a wall behind it. No glass.

And - the meal was actually yummy. I spent the 5 and a half hours listening to music on my...
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Published on June 05, 2010 13:34 • 21 views

June 4, 2010

mainly sunny, beautiful day...temps 20

Great news...The Brutal Telling has been nominated for an Anthony Award in the States as the Best Crime Novel of the Year!!!

Here's the list of nominees - in alphabetical order:


BEST NOVEL

THE LAST CHILD - John Hart [Minotaur Books:]
THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH - Charlie Huston [Ballantine Books:]
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE - Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland [Quercus/Knopf:]
THE BRUTAL TELLING - Louise Penny [Minotaur Books:]
THE SHANGHA...
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Published on June 04, 2010 13:54 • 15 views

June 3, 2010

cloudy, rain, temps 18

All this rain has really eased the forest fire situation. Thank God. We've had more rain than they have, but I understand most of the fires are now under control. Very frightening for a while. We continue to watch.

As we watch the dreadful situation in the gulf. It seems inconceivable that this should happen - and yet it is. Hubris.

On a much lighter note, we got the car!!! And I'm smitten - as is Michael. We took turns driving it, because of course we had to use h...
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Published on June 03, 2010 13:09 • 14 views

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