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Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Joan Druett enjoys being all at sea"

From the Northern Courier, community newspaper of Porirua, on the northern outskirts of Wellington -- a largely Polynesian city, with wonderful warmth and spirit.  I was delighted to be interviewed by Colin Patterson, an amiable fellow who interviewed Ron some time ago.

If you can't read the above, you can download the paper HERE

The story is on page thirteen.


Shayne Parkinson said...

Very nice interview, Joan!

Last week we met up with friends from Texas, and the conversation turned to Cook's voyages. My husband at once recommended Tupaia (as he does at any opportunity). As soon as I mentioned your name, our friends said in unison, "Oh, Joan Druett the mystery writer!" and expressed great enthusiasm for your mysteries. I felt I had brushed against fame.

Judith said...

Enjoyable interview. And I love the way these community papers are going online, great for catching up on hometown news.

Joan Druett said...

That's nice! And thank you for the recommendation. I really must think about another Wiki Coffin novel ... Meantime, another story is coming out in the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Mag next month. It's a good one, too -- set in the Bay of Islands. I was pleased with it on the computer screen -- let's see what it is like in print.

Joan Druett said...

And thank you, Judith, too. I was surprised how well the article scanned. I enjoy community newspapers, too -- the advertisements are so homelike and cosy. It was a fun interview. We talked for over an hour, and I just have to admire how well Colin condensed it. All the nitty gritty without the irrelevant chat.