Welcome to my newsletter!
When I last wrote, we were preparing for the launch of The Sea Captain’s Wife. I am happy to report that 500 people attended, and we are still talking about how much fun we had.
Picking out costumes at King’s Landing Historical Settlement….
And the event!
Then it began to snow!
Indoors becomes cozy, a place of refuge.
I spent much of the winter taking The Sea Captain’s Wife on the road. I talked to radio and TV hosts, and read to audiences in Halifax, Saint John, Toronto, Vancouver, and Connecticut. Here is a glimpse of life on the road.
January, February and March flew past. It is an odd feeling for an author when a book comes out. It’s a mixture of joy, terror, anxiety, and relief. I was in Vancouver when my agent phoned to tell me the wonderful news that the book will be published in the USA by Penguin/Plume.
So as spring suddenly (it seems, having been away so much) rushes upon us, I am talking to a new team of editors, designers, marketers and publicists about preparing the book for its American debut early next year. And I’m thinking about what I will write next.
But now the real happiness comes. Soil, worms, seeds, the sound of rushing waters, the return of the blackbirds. New life, mysterious signs.
And the sweet smell of freshness.
Happy spring to you all,