Saturday mornings, for me, are a time to lie in and ignore the sounds around me…
Footsteps on the stairs. Coffee beans being ground. The front door opened and closed as the morning newspapers are retrieved.
My goal is to stay asleep — or at least, pretend to be asleep and pretend that I hear nothing — for as long as I can. And that works, on some Saturday mornings.
But this morning, when my partner went downstairs to make coffee and get the newspapers, he discovered that my book was showcased in the Regina LeaderPost.
“You really want to get up,” he said.
“No, I don’t.”
“Yes, you do — your book is in the newspaper.”
Fastest emergence ever of Shelley in the morning.
What an unexpected delight to see my book, Exile on a Grid Road, along with Tara Gereaux’s Size of a Fist and Jan Wood’s Love is Not Anonymous profiled in print!
My thanks to Thistledown Press, the StarPhoenix (where the review originated), and writer Bill Robertson for his thoughtful read.