Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gift Guide; Cold; Holidays

Nice to see Love Minus Zero included with other local books in this morning's Calgary Herald Christmas Book Gift Guide. And a really interesting selection of local books it was, too. I'd like to get my hands on a copy of Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, for instance, since I used to hang around their website a fair bit while I was writing Love Minus Zero. There are a lot of great books around and we really appreciate the promo we get from The Herald -- thanks again!

I did not go carolling. Too damn cold! In fact I went out for lunch with my pal Jan Markley today and that was the first time I'd been outside since Friday morning. Now I'm back in and I may never come out again.

Discussed the preliminary details of a writing workshop that Rona Altrows has agreed to present as part of the second half of my CAA residency. We're aiming for a date in early April; more details will follow. Just have to file a report now and then I'm officially on a break from the residency until January 15th.

Now to warm up by the fireplace channel. Brrr.


Diane Girard said...

I'm glad your book is in the Christmas Gift Guide - that's good news!

Wow! it's cold where you are. Stay warm.

Lori Hahnel said...

Thanks, Diane. It all helps, I think.

We're cold here -- but not as cold as Edmonton! Minus 46 Saturday without the wind chill! No thanks!