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Book Launch For “Thaumaturge” on Sundy, April 28th!

The launch will be held here at the house.  It will start in the afternoon and go into the early evening because some of the people who wish to attend will be working until late in the afternoon, and they will swing by after work.  Celeste and I will ensure they receive food and beverage while here, and even a safe ride home, if necessary!  😉 

I’ve had to order more books from Infinity Publishing because, when Celeste, my sister, and I started counting heads, it was evident we would need to have more copies here to meet the demand.  That’s terrific, but just a little scary for me.  I am introverted by temperament (and temperament is inherited, as Caritas mentions in “Thaumautrge”), and rather shy, so the idea of being a salesperson scares the living daylights out of me.  I mean, if I had a talent, or ability in that direction, I might have explored it decades ago instead of waiting until I was in my mid-sixites, for crying out loud!

Yes, I’m a late bloomer.  Some might say a “blooming idiot”, and that’s fine by me.  I did not start writing stories as an elementary school age child, even though I was accelerated from grade 3 to grade 5 because of my reading comprehension skills because, at age eight, I was reading at the grade eight level.  I, unlike so many writers, did not start writing stories, or poetry, in childhood.  However, I did love to read, and was omnivorous in my choices, even back then.

So, life is getting more exciting.  I sent comp. copies of the novel to some folk back in Penticton.  One is a good friend who LOVES to read, and the other is the creator of Critteraid, a cat sanctuary originally, but now they look after all manner of mammals.  In case you are interested, Critteraid is located in Summerland, B.C., around 15-16 Kilometres north of Penticton as you head toward Kelowna, B.C.  The founder of Critteraid and the secretary/treasurer received copies because the character of the cat Snugglebutt is based on an actual  Critteraid kitty whom I was privileged to foster for two years.  Lady Jane is the name of the feline who was the model for Snuggglebutt in “Thaumaturge”.  She was one sweet, terrific feline.  She passed away several years ago but I still think of her with great affection, and gratitude.



About sfummerton

You may be familiar with the expression, "It's never too late". Well, I might be living proof of it. I hope to have a novel published in the next two-to-three months. I didn't start writing it until I was in my fifties because of a germ/seed that was planted in my imagination after an attempted mugging/assault decades ago. The experience gave me a great appreciation for the amazing strength of adrenalin. This blog will allow me to talk about my experience as a newbie writer who self-published because I was concerned about how much time I might have left, and because I deal with both chronic pecuniary strangulation and chronic health issues. ;) But, the blog will also be a place where I can post thoughts about issues that concern me. Human trafficking is one of them. That's why I made my antogonist in the soon-to-be-in-print novel "Thaumaturge" a trafficker. He's not involved with organized criminal gangs, either domestic or foreign, but he is an opportunist who understands that big bucks can be made in modern-day slavery, especially in sex-trafficking of underage kids. The growth of human trafficking due to many causes which can be traced back to simple survival concerns me because it preys on the most desperate and vulnerable human beings who have no resources to rely on. Try to imagine how that feels. There are more human slaves on our planet now than at any time in human history. That's deplorable and disgraceful. We're classified as Homo sapiens, which means, wise man in Latin. Uh-huh. So, I'm a leftie, not a rightie, and I'm not referring to my handedness. I think this planet would be better off following Buddhist economics. No, I am not a Buddhist. I call myself a devout agnostic. But, the huge discrepany between the wealthiest on this planet, and everybody else, is simply obscene. I love books and movies and music. I like most music genres, but my favourite since childhood has been film scores. I admire so many of the talented composers and musicians working in that genre because of the discipline involved. The fact that so many of them can create such evocative, effective and beautiful music just blows me away.

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