Thank you, Jim Watson! #HungryGhosts

Sometimes people ask me why as someone who has lived all over Canada,  I chose Ottawa. Well, I love Ottawa, and here’s one of the reasons.  We have a wonderful mayor. Jim Watson has been to both my book launches. Each year, he’s also sent me a nice letter congratulating me on my book. But this year, he wasn’t able to make it. He broke his pelvis earlier this year in a snowmobiling accident; his schedule, which is already crazy, has been backed up every since. I was sorry he couldn’t make it, but totally understood. I don’t know he makes it to as many events as he does: he’s pretty amazing.

Nonetheless, I got to work today to find this waiting for me. (And although the picture doesn’t show it, that coat of arms is actually embossed gold.) Seriously, how cool is this?

Mayor watson certificate

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