When I posted my last blog post, I was about to head out the door to try my luck at silk scarf making — my first experience with this craft. I had an absolute blast, and recommend it to anyone who is looking to expand their creativity.
The workshop was held at a fabulous winery in Kelowna, BC: Sperling Vineyards. Krista from colourdropdesign was the instructor, and she was awesome. She made the experience fun and memorable.
Of course, I realize most of you reading this probably don’t live close enough to Kelowna to be able to visit Sperling Vineyards any time soon, but with a bit of hunting I would bet you could find similar classes and activities in your own areas.
I was the first of our afternoon workshop to take the plunge, and after watching everyone else brave the paints, I learnt enough to know that I would make a really nice scarf on my next attempt.
I’ve already worn the scarf I made a couple of times, and am so proud to tell people I made it.
I hope you all had a great Father’s Day, and wish all dads out there a belated Happy Father’s Day — and best wishes for the year ahead.
I am so and happy and excited to announce that book four in The Dragon of Nibiru series, Dragons of the Past, is at the printer! It will be available for purchase starting next week! Woot! I hope you all enjoy the next installment in the adventures of Celine and her friends. I had a blast writing it.
Book-Signings Are Back, and Workshops Too
Some more exciting news: Now that covid restrictions have lifted enough to permit book-signings to resume at some stores, on July 2 I will be doing my first signing since March 15, 2020. The event will take place at Bookingham Palace, in Salmon Arm, BC. I’m so looking forward to seeing Peter and the rest of the store’s staff. They are awesome, and so supportive of me and my writing and signings. There will be refreshments available, so come on down to say hello and have some coffee and treats with me.
My first official tour starts July 23, in Penticton. It will wrap up on August 13 in Prince George. I’ll also be doing signings in Vancouver, Coquitlam, West Vancouver, Chilliwack, Burnaby, Langley, Surrey and Quesnel.
My second tour starts on September 1 in Calgary, Alberta, and ends September 11 in Nelson, BC. Signings will take place at several locations in Calgary, as well as Red Deer, Alberta.
Some other good news: now that covid restrictions have lifted enough to permit book-signings to resume at some stores, on July 2 I will be doing my first signing since March 15, 2020. The event will take place at Bookingham Palace, in Salmon Arm, BC. I’m so looking forward to seeing Peter and the rest of the store’s staff. They are awesome, and so supportive of me and my writing and signings. There will be refreshments available, so come on down to say hello and have some coffee and treats with me.
To my delight, I’ve also started holding writing workshops, so stay tuned for my updated schedules for those. So far, they are scheduled for West Kelowna, Quesnel, and Prince George. I’m so looking forward to seeing some of you at one of these events!
Oh, Yes. And Gift Boxes!
And before I sign off, I should mention that my dragon-themed gift boxes are still available. I had so much fun putting them together and have received great feedback on them. Buyers say they love the fact that each box assists several local artisans to make their creations known. When you see me, ask me about the boxes!
I’m off to do my first attempt at making/painting a silk scarf, so bye for now. I plan on using colors of some of the dragons in book four, including Alika, the little gold dragon on the cover. I’ll post the finished product here on the blog for you. I’m hoping it will be presentable!
I look forward to seeing you at one of my signings or workshops. Email me anytime if you have questions about my books or your own writing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll talk soon. Ideally, in person!
Lorna J. Carleton
Hello! I'm Lorna. I thought I'd let you know a bit about me, as the author of a tale I hope you'll love.