Off to Ottawa

I’m in Ottawa this weekend, ready to give the opening address at the Annual General Meeting of the CAA, which sponsored much of my drive last summer.

The CAA has bought 400 copies of Canada’s Road to give to its delegates, so I’ll be spending some time on Sunday signing them all. A writer can have worse problems, you know.



Getting away to Monaco



I’ve been away for a few days, visiting Monaco and the Grand Prix with the Infiniti Red Bull team. Want to know what it was like? Here’s a wonderful and irreverent story by my friend Neil Pollock, who wrote about it for Yahoo.com. What a writer!

Where James Bond spends a weekend at Bernie’s



Launch Day

Canada’s Road is published today. Dundurn sent me some copies and I bought some more to send to the people I included in the book, but the warehouse had already run out of stock – apparently, an order from Walmart cleaned them out. This is a good problem to have!

The book is now in its second printing and more copies should be ready for delivery this week.

However, I’m waiting until June 3 to launch Canada’s Road properly. That’s when I’m scheduled to speak at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Automobile Association in Ottawa, and every delegate there will get a signed copy. That’s 500 copies I have to sign on the Sunday afternoon – phew! Another good problem to have.

I don’t want this site to be just a promotional site for my books, though. I’ll keep an occasional blog here and also update with news of the many places I travel to, with many different vehicles. I’ll also fill up the archives with more of my previous adventures.

For the rest of today though, I’ll just admire the great work of web designer Jeff Cunningham at SlypigPro. Jeff rocks!