Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Snow storm???

mainly sunny, but clouding over tonight. cold

There're 30 centimeters of snow in the forecast for the area between Toronto and Montreal tonight! 30 centimeters...that's alot. Fortunately Toronto will get far less. And happily I just need to walk to my 8pm reading at the IFOA tonight, though we do have a dinner before that to go to.

Had a hoot at the festival cocktail party last night. It was sponsored by Hello Magazine Canada, and they took our picture and did a mock-up of a cover, with Michael and me pretending to throttle each other. I've email the editor and asked her to send us the photo, so we can use it on the next newsletter.

Speaking of which, I had a terrific conversation with the head of marketing at St. Martin's Press in New York about really promoting A RULE AGAINST MURDER. We're going to be doing a whole lot of book give-aways through the website beginning in December, so tell your friends and check it out!

Back to the cocktail - met Colin and Justin there...you know, from Colin and Justin's Home Heist...they're a Scottish pair who had a few really popular shows on BBC TV - decorating and design shows. Then they moved to Toronto and now have a popular show here. We discussed cross-promotiong - and putting a body in one of the homes they're re-decorating. Or perhaps they could come to Three Pines and try to tart up Ruth Zardo's place. Or the B&B. Can just see the clashes with Gabri.

Rehearsing the readings for tonight and co-ordinating some marketing issues.

Teresa emailed from London to say the deal's in place for the audio book of THE MURDER STONE, so that's nice.

I need to write the newsletter...by the way, if any of you reading this happened to have been at one of the launches in Knowlton or Hovey Manor, could you please email me any photos you have? We'd LOVE to use them for the newsletter and the website. You can send them to the Contact email through the website.

Thank you!

Wish me luck for tonight - will tell you about it tomorrow. Maybe we'll get snowed in.


Heather said...

I read your book Still Life a while back when it was nominated for the Evergreen Award. It was wonderful. I look forward to reading more of your work.

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Heather,

Thank you so much - and I'm so glad you posted a comment. Perhaps we'll meet at an event one day soon.