October 27, 2010
As my wife Jill and I crossed a stormy Strait of Georgia on our way to the first date of our Vancouver Island Book Tour, we received one of those exciting emails, saying that Adventures in Solitude had reached #1 on the BC Bestsellers List. Needless to say, I am humbled, honoured and very surprised that such a thing could ever happen… at ALL. So, to the book buyers of BC, THANK YOU for your support, for your passion, and for surprising a whole lot of people, most especially me.
To celebrate, here is the latest Adventures in Solitude Home Movie, #6. In this episode, my best pal Nick (featured prominently in Part Two of the book) threw the remains of a lingcod into our cove in Desolation Sound. He waited five minutes, then dove down twelve feet and found these two red rock crabs munching on the remains, grabbed them, and popped out of the water with them seconds later… and there’s enough power in those pinchers to break a human finger.
Tonight… the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library! Thanks to everyone in Parksville BC last night, and especially Mulberry Books and Lefty’s Restaurant, for a great first night.