Joanna Vander Vlugt, Author
of The Unravelling and Dealer's Child
I'm late with my newsletter. A lot has happened. First, with the bad news that ties into the good news. My original FB account was hacked and then FB discontinued it. This all happened on Father's Day when I supposedly requested a new password, which I did not because I was travelling, picking up our new mini-schnauzer puppy. I have a new FB account. I will not be reading any messages through messenger, since I am unsure how any of this happened. I have emailed FB but have received no response.
Now, the good news. My husband and I drove to Mission, BC to pick up or new mini-schnauzer puppy, Pepper. As of today, Pepper is weighing in at 9 pounds. He and Ozzy have been getting along great, to the point that if one dog leaves the house without the other, they are looking for each other. I've posted photos of them below.
I have completed the second set of rewrites on the third book in the Jade & Sage series. I'm having a 3 to 4 week break then I'm reading the novel from beginning to end with a big stack of post its close by. Two surprising characters came into their own in this novel. That is always fulfilling for an author.
I was also interviewed in Bob's Notes which was included in the regional Crime Writers of Canada newsletter. I've attached a pdf of that interview right here.
I've packed a lot of information in this newsletter including a giveaway.
Meet an Author, Social Media and CWC
Erik D’Souza is an author, publisher, and professional speaker. His most recent novel, Death in Halfmoon Bay, is a traditional mystery set on the coast of BC. He is the social media and webinar coordinator for Crime Writers of Canada and co-president of the Tri-City Wordsmiths. In addition, he hosts the popular reading series, Writers in our Midst at the Port Moody Public Library.
He lives in Vancouver, BC, with his wife, two teenage boys and a rowdy dog. Author page: erikdsouza.com – Publisher site: timbercrestpublishing.com When asked why he likes promoting authors, he answered: