Next week. Where has the year gone, I ask you?
The final schedule is out, and I have one panel and a reading.
Friday 6 Nov: Broadway 2 • 12:00
Reading: I will be reading some selections from JERICHO.
Mass Autographing Session :
8:30pm City Center 2A and City Center 2B
Open to signers at 8:00
Open to all at 8:30
And on Saturday the 7th, my panel:
2:00•City Center 2A : Fantasy and Detective Fiction — A Natural Fit?
After that, on Sunday 8 Nov at 6pm, I’ll be appearing with a host of other writers at Flights of Fantasy Books and Games. Julie Czerneda! Anne Bishop! Garth Nix! Many more! Then that will be it for travel for 2015.
Here at the ol’ homestead, I am watching the leaves fall and trying to work up the nerve to assemble the leaf grinder/mulcher that I bought earlier this month. No more raking the leaves to the curb for the city to pick up, said I. Instead, I shall grind them and use them to mulch the shrubbery in preparation for the winter ahead.
We’ll see how it goes. Last year, I mulched some of the leaves with the mower, but there were just too many and I wound up disposing of well over half, along with all the damned needles that fell like rain from the Scots pine in the front yard. This year, it all gets ground up. I’ll leave the ground pine needles under the pine and spruce trees, and save the leaves for the shrubs. Oak leaves–of which I have so so many–are acidic according to all I’ve read, so the hydrangeas and hibiscus should like that.