A year ago, this was my main writing space, on the balcony of my little apartment in Buenos Aires, and I was finishing up my novel, Tim: a growing up story for grown-ups who remember - the prequel to my Quandaries series.

Now, I'm writing in snowy Montréal. Finally, after a lot of topsy-turvy in this year of COVID, I'm finding time to write every day, and I'm well into the next Quandaries book!

This book is set in stunning Vancouver, where I've spent some lovely years -

- and most especially, in the Vancouver central library.

This building was designed by Moshe Safdie and fills an entire city block. I loved going there to read and study or to sit in the rooftop garden, and I think it's beautiful. I'm clearly not the only one, as the library has featured in quite a number of TV shows and movies, including Smallville, Contiuum, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and many more.

It has also created some cool initiatives, such as the human library or the dogs and poetry programme. I've just got to find a way to get these into my novel! 

Here's a photo I snapped in the atrium a year and a bit ago. Stunning!

And here's just one of the fabulous outdoor spaces you can enjoy at the library.

I don't know how or when or why a story set in this space came to me, but somehow it did. And I'm glad. I've taken a lot of photos to guide me, and every day, though far away, I walk through the stacks and prowl the contours of this remarkable space.

A world big enough to circulate not only 9.5 million books, but also to contain the lives and adventures of the characters in my book!

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