Hi Everyone! How ya doin’??? — Geesh, where is the time going???
Mea culpa, I’ve not done a thing at all this year to ‘keep in touch’ with any of you. I am hoping that Chip (hint-hint) will pick up the reins soon and organize a get-together when we all start to barrel past 65!
At this end, I’ve been very engaged in the writing of my third novel, TRILLIUM. Started in February, I finished in October of this year, writing and editing flat-out for eight months. I’ve not felt this kind of ‘urgency’ before in the writing of a fictional work. I just knew I had to get it done as quickly as possible. It seemed important to ‘say a few things’ about where we, as a species, are going, and how we, as humanity, are faring … So, I did.
To be sure, there is more then enough guff coming from our political leaders who flip-flop between naive globalism and entrenched parochial nationalism. Good fiction, or ‘a good story’, on the other hand, can entertain – and persuade – far better then a constant media slug-fest of ‘data & facts’. … To that end, let me gently introduce you to the Hartfords, the O’Sullivans and the Di Angelos. These very distinct families arrive to the southern shore of Lake Ontario and make a go of it in the burgeoning wine-making region of Niagara. … Hashtag: #landlustloot …
Spanning 250 years, from the mid 1750s to the early 2000s, the time-line has allowed me, as an author, to develop generations of familial characters: some nice, some not so nice. TRILLIUM is a hybrid historical fiction. It’s ‘adult’ in scope and ‘timely’ in content. It’s offered as ‘a work of Canadian literature’ that continues to assist us all in establishing our identities within a larger civil community … That pronouncement may sound kind of heady, but I guarantee you, TRILLIUM is fun stuff!
The first print review even says so >
I hope a few of you will consider it. Seriously. TRILLIUM is now listed on Amazon.CA – you can pre-order an e-book, releasing in January, 2019, or get an up-dated trade paperback. (Great stocking stuffer, by the way, or Great for Summer reading!) — LINK to Amazon page: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07J2TV7GX – If any of you prefer Kobo, Indigo, or Apple e-books, those formats are also releasing in the new year via http://www.books2read.com/trillium. (You can specify and link up with your provider via that link.) … Ok, ok, pitch over. 🙂
Aside from that, I do miss you all and wonder what the heck you’re up to … Please do add any news or views that you think others might like to know in the comments below. — What have you been up to this past year? – ?
For sure, many of our families are now grown. Some of you are even experiencing the joy of ‘grand-parenting’. (We age, we age, eh?!) And yet, even so, through the amazing miracle of memory, we do still remember and hold dear that one sterling year that brought us altogether.
Merry Christmas to All! – Have a Good One! – Ho! Ho! – xo xo – mlh