Shangri-La … any earthly paradise – a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. (Wikipedia definition)
Tip: An author’s success depends on infiltrating as many communities as possible, both online and in real life (which, for some authors, at times feels like paradise.)
No, this picture is not from Shangri-La but from Quebec’s magnificent Gatineau hills. I fulfilled lifetime ambitions to sit in a rattan swing chair and devour the best high tea in the world. Ten fine colleagues and myself were celebrating the centenary of the Canadian Women’s Press Club/Media Club of Ottawa.
What a wonderful week, exchanging reclusive writing for a sales stand at Prose in the Park (thanks Ottawa Independent Writers) and a seat on the top of the world (thanks home-owners Colleen and George)! To make paradise complete, wonderful people even bought copies of my book. I hope Fredericka, Jacquie, Susan, Wim and the young Australian couple enjoy reading A Book of Kells as much as I enjoyed writing it.