As an author of mystery novels, I’m constantly seeing some crazy thing in the news and saying that if I included that in one of my books, nobody would believe it.
After all, I get a lot of people saying that some of the questions I tell you about that I get from our readers can’t be real. After one particularly strange one a while back, a friend said he couldn’t believe someone would really ask something like that. Yes, they really do.
I got two of them just yesterday that had both Miss Terry and my buddy Greg White laughing out loud. One was from somebody who wanted to know if there is any place to boondock at the Statue of Liberty. I have no idea how he’s going to get his RV onto the boat that takes you out to Liberty Island, but even if he could, I’m pretty sure the park rangers wouldn’t be too pleased.
The other was from a fellow who has an MCI bus conversion. He said when he arrived at his current campground, his Progressive Industries electrical management system (EMS) was showing an open ground when he plugged into the power pedestal. He said it was really hot and he wanted his air conditioning to work. So he bypassed the EMS and now has power, but every time he touches the metal body of the bus he gets an electrical jolt. He wanted to know if I thought that was a problem, and also if I thought it would be okay to leave things as they are and just wear leather gloves to open the door. I just hope it doesn’t start to rain the next time he reaches for the metal door of his metal bus while standing on the wet ground.
Yesterday I finished making the last minute changes to the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, then got it uploaded and sent out a link to our subscribers. I may take a day off to play today, and then I’ll get busy and start working on my next book. I’m looking forward to getting back to Big Lake and seeing what’s going on with Sheriff Weber and the folks there.
It’s Thursday, which it means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Every time someone comes up with a foolproof solution, along comes a more talented fool.