Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back to the Klondike - On Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all. I am just back from a Canada Day Pig-Out in Picton. Put on by Buddha Dog it was an attempt to create a world record of people eating hotdogs all at the same time. About 300 people showed up and we were all given one of the lovely little Buddha Dog hotdogs with an absolutely delicious mustard sauce prepared for the event by Jamie Kennedy. We stood around with hot dog in hand waiting until everyone was served and then all bit in at once for the official photograph. Great fun. And in support of local agriculture.

Edward County is done and off to Patty Moosbrugger, my agent. Without missing a day, I am now deep in the Klondike. Before I start the next Gold Rush book, I need to immerse myself in the time period again, so spent this morning reading my reference books. I am fascinated all over again by what an incredible time it was. Part of the story this time will be flashbacks to Fiona and Angus's arrival in Skagway. Where Fiona meets the infamous Soapy Smith and decides she's better off moving on.


  1. Can't wait to read it!

  2. Thank you for including my g-grandfather, Jefferson Randolph Smith II, alias Soapy. To learn more about Soapy you can read my website devoted to his life, as well as my blog which is an extension of my new book, Alias Soapy Smith: The Life and Death of a Scoundrel.

    Jeff Smith

  3. I have been checking your blog, Jeff. Good stuff.