ourselves and it was, fun I mean. Teamed up with Adam and Kristin from Easy Rock, We played soccer, beach volleyball and drove go-karts. Apparently I was the slowest driver by the electronic printout. Parenting writers should be cautious and set good example besides those sports writers kept cutting me off!
We had a great day and even earned kind of a mini tree stump medal. Next year we hope for a bigger better team. Wait a minute, no one could have been better than Maria–lots of spirit and so fit for a pregnant person.
We had a great visit from Norma Charles, the author of The Girl in the Backseat and Boxcar Kids, along with many other books. It was neat to take her to visit other creative friends such as Deb Loughead, author of Time and Again and president of CANSCAIP. We also made a point of breaking up Janet Wilson’s day so that Norma could buy her cover painting from Janet.
Besides being a brilliant illustrator, Janet is a great grower of rhubarb and she sent us home with tons. Great friends and wonderful deserts, it doesn’t get any better.
When I wander the streets of Hamilton, searching for buildings that would have been around when 10 year-old Will Aitken would have arrived, June 1912, it’s the most eerie feeling. I think I’m being possessed by his dead spirit when of course he’s a fictional character. Of course, I usually write first person