The summer season is officially beginning, with all the sun and rain and growth. Hard to believe in the throes of January.
A huge THANK YOU to Ron Harpelle and Kelly Saxburg, organizers of the Finnish Festival 2019 celebrations in Thunder Bay this past weekend.
So much music, so many vendors, so much celebrating. I appreciated being able to participate with fellow Finnish Fiction (and non-fiction) authors Liisa Kovala and Mark Munger. They shared so much of their paths to their work. Go check them out.
Also, thank you to Thunder Bay's own Finnish Bookstore, part of The Kitchen Nook at the corner of Bay and Algoma. They now have copies of SILENCES: A NOVEL OF THE 1918 FINNISH CIVIL WAR available. It's an honour to have work supported so well in the community.
As for what else is happening--some revising, some writing, some waiting, a lot with the chainsaw and loppers and splitter.
On a related note: Did you know that alders grow quickly? It's a fact I get to remember every year.