The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


We're in the midst of a warming spell here in Fergus.  Temperatures have been hovering just below the freezing mark which makes for much more enjoyable walks with the dog.

January is always busy around the Beynon homestead.  There are a pair of birthdays - mine and the boy's - and all of the usual New Year's resolutions to break.  Actually, since I have a January birthday, I have always considered my birthday as the time for resolutions for the upcoming year.  Do I have some?  You bet.

Onto other news - the second book of Edgeling / Loremaster is off to a good start.  I like the beginning - bad guys take centre stage right from the start.  Actors always say they like to play villains and I can tell you that writer's love to write them.  And something is happening that I hadn't planned - a buddy story is starting to take place between a pair of bad guys that really ought to hate each other.  Strange and wonderful.

I also received some good news about the little park our Heritage Committee is building in Fergus' downtown core but I'll have to wait a little bit before I can make the details public.  Let's just say the news was a very nice New Year's Present.

Enough for now - a not so little boy needs to be accompanied to school.