Reading at the Canadian Institute, Athens, Oct. 2015
It's been months since I wrote in LIVING THE WRITER'S LIFE. And yes, it's a very busy life!
First of all, no sooner had Christmas and New Years passed when I was told I'd have to move from the suite I'd occupied for 10 years. This in itself was a trauma but when I started to look for a new place it was even more nerve-wracking and depressing. There is a crucial housing and suite shortage in Vancouver and it's all due to off-shore buyers snapping up houses and paying exhorbitant prices which locals could not afford. And everyone has gotten so greedy. Imagine asking $1200 for a basement suite! So for someone living on a pension and considered 'low income' it was a very stressful time. At first I thought perhaps I should put my stuff in storage and go back to Greece but I knew I'd have to soon start edits on Volume 2 of SHADOW so the timing wasn't right. I thought I'd end up in a shelter, then a travel writer friend intervened for me and I was shown a suite near where I had been living and I got it. I moved in the beginning of April but it took a good while to get used to the new place and especially all the traffic noise. But I have adapted and feeling more 'at home' now.
Finally I am able to get back to some more writing, although I have been working on the Greek Island's ebook guide and have completed the Saronic and Ionian Islands part.
Visiting the Cave of Eurypides on Salamina island
Last week I also started the final proof edits for SHADOW OF THE LION: THE FIELDS OF HADES and it is due to be published in October. If' you've read Volume One BLOOD ON THE MOON I know you must be anxious to get this second part of the book. And I can assure you it is one that will keep you turning the pages!
The Temple of Poseidon
I got some inspiration from Lord Byron when I was visiting Cape Sounion
Temple of Apollo, Naxos.
It's nice to be back in blog writing mode and I hope you'll see more of me in the future.