This Saturday I'll be hanging out at Indigo Signal Hill in Calgary, Alberta. I'll be there for two reasons:
1. Yes, you guessed right: I'm selling copies of my book, Out of Play. Okay, let's just be honest for a second: Are you one of those people who avoid eye contact and walk by those author tables as quickly as possible? I'll let you in on a secret: that's me sometimes too! So thank goodness I'm there for a second reason, right?
2. I'm collecting funny ideas for future stories and I hope you can help me! As you may have already guessed, Out of Play is about a relationship suffering from a humorous issue layered over something a heck of a lot more serious. The humorous issue: a husband's love of role-play games which involve dressing up as a warrior and battling with friends on the weekends. (Sound fun? I think so, but his wife doesn't). And the serious issue, you ask? You'll need to read Out of Play to find out!
Currently I'm looking for new ideas that might spark relationship drama in future stories. Unfortunately, I'm short something funny and I know one of you must have an experience that would help get the ball rolling.
So if you happen to find yourself near the Signal Hill Indigo on Saturday, drop by and write down a funny anecdote on my story scroll. The winning idea may just show up in a future short story or novel, and you'll receive a lovely little Indigo gift card for your trouble.
What's an Unblog?
I've been told that blogs need to be updated regularly and consistently. So let's be clear: this is not a blog.