Rather than bore you all with the details, I'll share some of my favorite pictures of the day below. I'm sad I didn't get a picture of the students and teachers at Woodstock Middle School (who were so welcoming and fun), but believe me when I say it was a great place to visit...and my dry throat after speaking to two consecutive classes (for 48 minutes straight each) gave me a new respect for teachers!
|Hanging out with owner Greg MacFarlane of Ryan's Pharmacy in my hometown of Nackawic!|
After the morning at Ryan's I drove to Westminster Books in Fredericton, who have also agreed to sell TREASURE. Hope to get back there to do a signing sometime soon.
|October 6th "Launch at the Landing"...me all ready to sign and say hello!|
One of the great things about launching a historical fiction in a living, working museum is the fact that the staff not only know history, they live it every day. When I asked if Jim, the Printmaster, would mind making up a bookmark with his fancy 1890's hand press, he knew just what to do. It's mind boggling how many little bitty metal letters, numbers and symbols are in his shop. But the result was gorgeous... See?
I have hundreds of other pictures, but I leave you with one last shot...and save a few for another time. This is a picture taken in the Ingerham house...hot fresh baked biscuits (from a dutch oven heated by coals at the fireside) and handcrafted raspberry butter. YUM. You cannot know how good this was. I'm sure Caroline couldn't have done much better herself. It was warm and cozy in the kitchen with the hearth fire blazing, and the ladies were working on needlework and knitting as we snacked. A perfect afternoon in a 19thC kitchen.
All in all it was a great week! Thank you so much to everyone who made it possible. I couldn't have done it without you. And now to finish my work in progress and prepare for NaNoWriMo (ie-writing a sequel to TREASURE)... Have a great week!