I’m a shy person. I don’t like to stand out. I’d rather watch than be watched. But next month, April 24th, I’ll be reading my work-in-progress, Mayne Island Ghosts in a restaurant/bookstore.
This will not be the first time I’ve read in public. I read to children all the time, my own and other people’s work. I love it. And I’ve even read my own books to groups of adults on Mayne Island. No problem.
So what is different? Victoria is my home town, a place I lived for nearly 40 years. I was a professional in a different field, and that’s how people know me. I’ll be stepping out of my professional role and into the roll of an “artist,” a “writer.” For me this is a very big step.