This week I didn’t do much writing. Instead I focussed on getting through Walkable City by Jeff Speck because I wanted to review it today on Sustainably North. I’ve planned a few posts for that blog about transit and I wanted to be able to point to Speck’s book for those posts.
Oh, I also wrote a short article for next month’s The Walleye on the upcoming Toronto International Festival of Authors Lit on Tour event that will be happening here in Thunder Bay.
So this week I’m hoping to get those Sustainably North posts about transit written and posted. I’m also hoping to edit the short story I wrote earlier this summer (and in a perfect world, submit it to a market!) We’ll see how it all goes. 🙂
My 21st Library Detective article was published last Sunday. Because Christmas is coming, I decided to write about the origins of Santa Claus. I was originally hoping to write about Krampus, but wasn’t able to find enough material on him. But not to worry: I wrote a book review on Brom’s book Krampus: the Yule Lord, which will hopefully be in this Sunday’s paper!
Today my 19th Library Detective article was published in the Chronicle Journal (my local newspaper). While this is may be my 19th Library Detective article, it’s also my 20th published article (not counting book reviews)!
This time I wrote about all the books and eBooks on game design the Thunder Bay Public Library has available. If you don’t have access to the Chronicle Journal but would still like to read it, you can find it here.
Since I haven’t really blogged about them all, I should also mention that there are links to my other Library Detective articles here. I’ve written about a diverse range of topics since “A Renewed Interest in Archery,” including zombies, procrastination, screenwriting, and the Tudors (which ended up the library’s first and only two-part article).
Today my eighth Library Detective article was published in the Chronicle Journal. With the popularity of Katniss Everdeen and The Hunger Games, I thought that exploring archery would make an interesting topic. I’d heard that the books have inspired many people (particularly younger girls) to give the sport a try, so I tried to highlight some of the library’s resources for experts and beginners alike.
If you’re interested in giving my article a read you can find it here on the Thunder Bay Public Library’s Library Detective Blog.
My seventh Library Detective column was published today in the Chronicle Journal under the title “Picture-perfect photography books.” This time I decided to talk about my photography hobby, linking photography with spring because there are so many amazing things to photograph this time of year. But while I was writing that article we had a large snowstorm, making spring seem much further away than it really is; that prompted me to open with the line “The signs are everywhere: the lakes and rivers are melting, the trees are sprouting leaves and we know the flowers are eventually going to bloom.” While we still don’t have any flowers blooming, the large snow fall has pretty much disappeared so I know blooms are immanent!
If you’re interested in giving my article a read, you can find it here on the Thunder Bay Public Library’s Library Detective blog.