This morning I picked up a coffee in Caribou Coffee, which generously offers free wifi, and read a delightful email notifying me that "Magic at the Museum" has now reached the number 2 spot in Winnipeg for the second week in a row. I hadn't expected to make it back on the list, and it was even more surprising that I maintained my standing from the previous week. Thank-you Winnipeg!
In 2007 I was in despair over whether or not my book would ever be published. A very empathetic friend cut the Winnipeg bestseller list out of the Sunday Free Press and added the working title of my book, "Anne's birthday surprise", to the number one spot. I don't know if I'll be able to reach the top and jockey "Where the Wild Things Are" out of the starting position, but it doesn't really matter. The fact that I've made it to number two after several bitter disappointments proves the power of positive thinking.
And, I just had to take a picture of the wonderful bestseller display in McNally Robinson Grant Park, with "Magic at the Museum" front and centre.