Falling Into Autumn
Like this photo, this fall seems to have a lot going on. So thankful I am that I am able to engage in all this…
- I’m taking a fitness class that has me working on cardio, strength, and balance, to supplement what walking the dog does for me.
- I’m singing with a women’s choir, Just Sing, for the first time in several decades. We’ll be singing at the Cambridge Christmas Market on December 9.
- I’m working on my poetry and have even submitted a few poems to a literary journal.
- I’m also back at work on my adult novel.
- I’m acting as editor on someone else’s novel.
- I’m attending, usually virtually, a lecture series on AI.
- I’ve been working on our garden, in part aiming to reduce how much work it needs!
- I’m preparing to participate in a Victoria Festival of Authors panel (with Robin Stevenson and Christy Jordan-Fenton, moderated by Danny Ramadan) on diversity, censorship, and children’s books.
- I’m excited about developments happening with upcoming picture books.
- I’ve had good visits with my sister and with good friends.
- And I’ve just enjoyed some wonderful Thanksgiving weekend visits with family, including a gregarious grandson and effervescent granddaughter.
- I’m looking forward to the Secret Cinema series starting up at the Bookshelf again for the first time since March 2020.
- Speaking of which, I’ll soon be getting my next covid vaccination.
- I’ve found myself wondering if there’s anything that you, dear reader of my blog, hope I’ll write about here in the coming months. Because although this post has been about “I…” “I…” “I…” — this blog is meant for you!
Please tell me! Is there a topic you’d like me to consider in the coming months? Feel free to have a look at some of my past posts and let me know if there’s a category you’d like more of — or less of!
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.