Writing Retreat

I’m in Canmore for three days, staying in a lovely condo, on my own, courtesy of a brother- and sister-in-law. This is one of the best gifts I’ve received as a writer. A writing retreat!

The drive up was gorgeous, the sky clear blue, the mountains starkly white and deep blue on the horizon. I listened to Jian Gomeshi interviewing Lynn Coady about her Giller prize win.

Before I left home, I heard (thanks, Monica Kulling, who knows all), that The Veil Weavers is on the Canada Toy Testing Councils Great Books for 2014 list. I’m thrilled! When my daughters were little I loved the Toy Council lists, as a way to find toys with great play value, as the toys are all tested by kids. It pleases me deeply to have a story chosen by kids.



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