A Not-Typical Day in the Life – December 5
6:00 Worked on my novel. Wrote a scene that makes better use of material barely touched on in a previous draft.
7:15 Ate breakfast – yogurt with bananas and almonds and cereal – and did a crossword puzzle.
7:45 Took Keisha for a walk up the line.
8:45 Had a shower and answered emails.
9:30 Drove to Toronto.
10:30 Delivered files to the Osborne Collection, where lots of archival material for my books (and lots of other authors) is housed.
11:00 Gassed up my car and paid my VISA bill.
11:30 Met writer-friend Frieda Wishinsky at The Flying Dragon. We went for lunch (I’ve already forgotten the name of the restaurant, but it was good, just a few doors down from the bookstore.)
1:00 Did a shift at the CNIB recording studio. Acted as technician on Radiance by Shaena Lambert, being read by Sondra Bolton
4:00 Drove to illustrator-friend Heather Collins’ house to get her to sign her latest book – Out Came the Sun – a gift for our grandson’s birthday
5:00 Did another shift at the CNIB. This time I read Turtle Valley by Gail Anderson-Dargatz.
9:00 On the way home dropped off a bag of clothes I don’t wear any more.
9:30 Chatted with Peter about our day’s activities.
10:00 Went to bed and read a few pages of Time was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer before falling asleep.
I would recommend every book mentioned in this untypical day!
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.