Rosemary Aubert

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.

Something apropos of nothing :)

Last fall, not too long after my birthday, my mother in law offered me this ring.

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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.

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I wondered whether she was trying to tell me something … ?