It’s been busy lately. We’re renovating an old family home; selling the one we built 25 years ago where we raised our family. We’re packing (how did I collect so many books?!?!?), patching, painting, purging (but not books).
Through it all, we’ve paused to celebrate; my daughter’s engagement, the shortlisting of The Lightkeeper's Daughters for the Northern Lit Award and the longlisting for the HWA Debut Crown, the sale of our house. We’ve toasted the US release of the paperback and its hauntingly beautiful new cover, and its selection for “Books on the Subway” (https://www.booksonthesubway.com) and the Books Sparks Summer Reading Challenge (https://gobooksparks.com/src2018-week-7-2/)
This past week, we slowed life down to spend time with my husband’s mother, Eleanor, who was visiting us from Vancouver Island. We spent hours enjoying good food, great conversation and many games of Bananagrams (yes, they do sometimes beat me.)