October 29-30, 2005.
I was just beginning to find my feet as a practicing author. I’d been writing agnostic for years 🙂 You know how that goes, don’t you? Your bum just won’t believe in the existence of the chair enough to stay in it?
A member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild came through and brought Rosemary Aubert to Sudbury for a two-day workshop.
Rosemary had some very valuable insights not only about the writer’s craft, but also about the publishing industry.
Last fall, not too long after my birthday, my mother in law offered me this ring.
That’s a real onyx.
I love silver and I like interesting rings, so of course I said ‘yes!’
The thing is, that this ring is what’s called a pillbox ring, or a poison ring, a piece of jewellery notoriously featured in period mystery stories.
I wondered whether she was trying to tell me something … ?