Oct 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween. Hopefully there will be droves of little ghosts, goblins and fairies visiting because we have A LOT of candy to give away.

Oct 28, 2009

U of A Interview 2




U of A Interview

I had a surprise in my mail box. My interview with the University of Alberta Augustana Alumni is printed and looks awesome! The flat sheet should be available on-line soon. I will try to scan and post here and on: http://www.laceystephens.com/.

Reminder: This blog address will change to: www.laceystephens.blogspot.com on Friday. If you have trouble connecting please visit my website and click on "Blog & Twitter".

Oct 19, 2009

Sookie Stackhouse Series

Finished reading all the novels in the Sookie Stackhouse Series. Now I have to wait until MAY 2010 for the next book. May can't come fast enough!

Oct 16, 2009

Diana Gabaldon

On Saturday, October 17th at 10 AM Diana Gabaldon will be speaking at the Vertigo Theatre in Calgary. Ms. Gabaldon is world renowned for her historical fiction series Outlander. I read all her books (except the newest release) and thoroughly enjoy her work.

The event is sold out but if you show up at the door tickets may become available.

http://www.wordfest.com/index.php/events/296-41.html

Oct 14, 2009

WordFest

Reminder: WordFest is this week in Calgary. http://www.wordfest.com/

The annual Banff-Calgary International Writer's Festival is happening from Oct. 13 to 18 at venues from here to the Rocky Mountains.

Oct 4, 2009

First Snow

I can't find my camera. It's snowing outside! Huge fluffy flakes are tumbling out of the sky covering the ground, homes, and cars. Ahh! Winter! Yes, this is my reaction every year.

Oct 2, 2009

Case of the Frosty Window

There was frost on the windshield of my car this morning...NO! Frost means cold. Cold means snow. Snow means -30. -30 means staying inside for days on end. Staying inside for days end means little sunlight. Little sunlight means winter. Soon winter will mean darkness by 4:30 PM. If I close my eyes and count to three maybe it won't be true. *Close eyes, deep breath* Didn't work, there is still frost on my car.

I don't want to shovel the walk or dress my child in five layers of clothing. Every year, around this time, I go through the same motions of denial, dread and fear. Yes folks, winter has almost arrived.


"All dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was in vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence