I finished my newest book, Big Lake Brewpub, yesterday afternoon and started giving it a read through, tweaking things here and there. I’ll finish with that today and then turn it over to Miss Terry for the first round of editing and proofing. When she is done with that I’ll make the necessary revisions and corrections before I send it to my second proofreader. If all goes well the e-book version of it should be available by this time next week.
This is my eleventh novel and the ninth book in the Big Lake mystery series. Add in my nonfiction RV and travel books and the total number is 21. And I’ve still got a lot more to go! Here is the cover of the new book, which was created by the very talented Elizabeth Mackey.
Some of you have asked if I will be doing one of my self-publishing seminars anytime soon. I don’t actually have a schedule in hand yet, but I believe I will be doing one at the Escapees Escapade rally in Vermont this summer. Between now and then I’m always open to consider an invitation to speak somewhere.
I’ve said before that Terry is like the Energizer Bunny and she never stops going and going. While I was working on the new book yesterday she was putting the finishing touches on her latest weaving project. Then she made an absolutely delicious dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. And I’m not talking a quickie dinner with everything out of a can! She makes her own sauce and simmers it for hours, hand rolls and seasons the meatballs, and grates the cheese to sprinkle over everything when it’s served. Why in the world would anybody ever go to the Olive Garden?
I got news of yet another refrigerator fire that destroyed a motorhome at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve yesterday morning. I can’t begin to tell you how many RV fires I’ve heard of that were started by refrigerators. I am so glad we replaced the Norcold refrigerator in our Winnebago with a Samsung residential model. We have so much more capacity, it works much more efficiently, and we can go to sleep at night knowing the darn thing isn’t going to burn our rig down around us.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for the first two audiobooks in Carol Ann Newsome’s excellent Dog Park mystery series, A Shot in the Bark and Drool Baby. If you love dogs and enjoy a good mystery story, you’ll quickly become a fan of Carol Ann’s books. 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 this evening.
Thought For The Day – I don’t always want drama, but when I do, I turn on Netflix.