Thursday 16 February was intensive, invigorating and simply swell.
At the book launch of "Mord "Mord in Switzerland Band 2" (Murder in Switzerland Volume 2), I'd met AlessioRicciuti. (You've got to read his story "Die kalte Scheune" (The Cold Barn)!) We follow each other on Twitter. Alessio proposed a meeting should I ever be in Zurich.
As I had two meetings scheduled on 16.02., we grabbed the opportunity and made an appointment for lunch. We talked about current projects, our weaknesses when writing and traded information.
Invigorated in more than one respect, he then returned to his desk, and I left for my meeting with the executive editor of SJW Publishing. I've been able to realise nine stories with them so far. The last going back a few years, though. We had an extremely constructive talk with the result that I'll be writinga new story for the 2017/2018 or 2018/2019 catalogue. The topic? As yet a secret. Only that much: It's gonna be tough in every respect; research and writing-wise.
The "treat" followed in the evening: the AUTILLUS AGM. We looked back on our anniversary year, dealt with the boring necessities and discussed future events. In Annette Sutter we gained a great addition to our committee. Afterwards, we enjoyed sharing food and drink. I had to leave much too early – again!
But the train ride home was far from boring. Christine Rothenbühler, who you've been able to read about here, was with me. No wonder I had difficulty going to sleep after so much exciting input.