SIWC and Crafts and End of NaNoWriMo

irtually the end of NaNoWriMo... I'll share snips of the new story as soon as I can! and irtual Surrey anniversary! 10 years ago, feeling badly that I could not attend the Surrey International Writers' Conference in person, I created Virtual Surrey ! Unfortunately, with the demise of Compuserve (and our shift to, none of the sessions are easily accessible. This was the original schedule , and the final, detailed Virtual Surrey schedule looked like this: Friday, 19 October 2012 8 to 9.30 am – Roll Call on the Compuserve Forum 9:30 am to 5 pm – Writers' Workshops. Today's topics are: 9.30 am – Who's Attending SIWC (the real one, in Surrey, British Columbia)? Writing examples and discussion, showcasing the authors who are presenting at this year's SIWC, including Diana Gabaldon, Linda Gerber, Chris (CC) Humphreys, Donald Maass, Jack Whyte, Sam Sykes, and kc dyer 11.30 am – Author-led Workshop, featuring Kait Nolan 1.30 pm –

Look Back at 2008 Questionnaire and Many Photos of Founex, Geneva, and Nyon

eneva! and other towns... I wrote this Look Back questionnaire 14 years ago and stumbled across it the other day when trying to see if I had shared photos of our trip to Turkey in 2008 on the blog (sadly not. We went to Safranbolu, Karabük, and Ankara, among other places, and none of the photos are on here!). I've shared the original below, with my updated comments in square brackets. And instead of older photos, I have more recent ones! 1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? Went on a road trip through Pennsylvania, New York State, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky (Hi Jenny!) and Ohio. And visited Toronto for the first time. For about five hours. Also visiting parts of Turkey I hadn't been to before: Ankara, Karabuk, Safranbolu, Kastamonu. [In 2022, I visited Barcelona , Stockholm , and Scarborough for the first time! And Druid's Moon was published and I went on a blog book tour! Also,