Able Cane, one half of the paparazzi pair, here with a late-breaking news flash. World-famous author (WFA), Melanie Robertson-King is in Vieux-Québec.
It’s a well-known fact she’s been travelling promoting her books since we tracked her down in Paris back in 2014. Since then, she’s been below the radar, doing an excellent job of evading us, but back home in her native Canada, we found her.
Roxie Rebel, can you shed any light on things for us?
Yes, Able. I was travelling to another assignment in Vieux-Québec when I spotted her car in a gas station/restaurant parking lot. Her personalized licence plate is a dead giveaway.
You know how stealthy I can be. I followed Melanie from where I first found her to her hotel on Grande Allée not more than a five-minute walk from the wall surrounding the old city.
I watched from the other side of the street as they unloaded their vehicle and snapped this wee guy while they were otherwise occupied.
Is that her guard dog, Roxie?
Don’t know, Able, but he is kind of cute. Anyway, I found a place to hide my car and got comfortable on one of the outdoor patios where I could watch.
My patience was rewarded. I caught the WFA coming out of her hotel.
Melanie is there promoting her latest novella, It Happened on Dufferin Terrace, set in this beautiful, historic Canadian city.
Can you tell us more, Roxie?
Absolutely, Able. I followed Melanie to Dufferin Terrace and caught her here looking out over the river.
Unfortunately, my shadow is in it, but at that time of day, there isn’t much I can do about it. Besides, the humidity is oppressive. I might turn into a puddle.
Melanie managed to escape the heat for a few minutes. I caught her coming out of the micro-climate booth on Dufferin Terrace. A preview, if you will, of the things to do in and around the city in the dead of winter. Set to a constant -10C, this booth is a refreshing break from the feels like +40C or higher outside.
She doesn’t know it, but I snuck this picture while she was sitting on the simulated bed at the “ice hotel.”
More to come. This intrepid photographer needs to find a place to cool off.
Thanks so much, Roxie, for this update. You get rested, and we’ll check in with you again tomorrow.
This is Able Cane signing off.