Last week I had the pleasure and distinct honor of spending some time with author Louise Penny, touring a local museum with her and later escorting her to dinner at our local university where she gave a witty and very interesting talk about her books and life as a writer. It is not often that a writer/speaker gets a standing ovation but she did and it was well deserved! If you haven’t read her books yet, I strongly urge you to check out your local library. Her books are real page turners, you won’t be sorry! She has written six in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The first was, Still Life and the most recent, Bury Your Dead.
One of my favorite ever books is Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. I was anxioulsy waiting for the movie version to come out and we went to see it the first night of its release. It is a nice movie but varied a bit too much from the book on several key parts to satisfy me. And sadly the variations weakened the story. I walked to the car with my husband wondering, “What ever were those movie makers thinking!?”
I’ve been busy writing, Third Book is officially completed. I must decide which avenues to pursue in the publishing realm. I’m hoping to find a larger press that will not only publish but do ditribution for this one. It is still very important to have books on the shelves of Brick and Mortar Book Stores!
Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the writing process of writing Book Four. Though sometimes disheartening. Like those days I turn the computer off with a smile on my face, confident that I have written pure genius prose… Only to turn the computer on the next morning and discover that yesterdays genius looks so much like rubbage that I delete and completely rewrite the scene!
Till next time, keep reading and be well!