I was honored to be the first guest author at a Nicola’s Books luncheon in Ann Arbour, IL. It was such a lovely event that I predict that people will be clamouring to come. Nicola, in the blue dress at the front, is a vibrant book-passionate woman, which accounts for how wonderful her busy bookstore is, and how lovely the staff.

I had wonderful chats with the readers after. One, Anna, told me that it was her grandmother’s crypt that’s mentioned in the last story in Alice Munroe‘s The View from Castle Rock. Another, Helen, related the story of her father, who was born in a sod house in Rosetown, Sasketchewan.