2011 will be remembered by me as the Year I Went to Canada. Before 2011, I’d never been. I wasn’t allowed to go on my high school class trip to Montreal, and I believe my brother’s hockey team traveled north at least once to play a Canadian team, but I stayed warm and snug at home. That all changed this year. I went to Toronto twice in February, both times to promote LEFT NEGLECTED (note to Simon & Schuster–how about promoting my books in Hawaii in February? Just a thought).