Our Own Crazy Days

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
May 092019
 

The third book in my Big Lake mystery series is called Crazy Days In Big Lake, and as the title implies, there was a lot going on in that little mountain town and everybody seemed to have gone crazy. Neighbors were threatening each other with violence, eco-protestors were on the march, flower children were camping […]

Apr 202019
 

I have been saying happy birthday to different women in my family all week here in the blog, and I told you that there were more to come. And sure enough, there are! Today we celebrate not just one birthday, but two of them. My cousins Bernie (above) and Beverly (below) share the same birthday, […]

Sesame Sunflower

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my Nick Happens stories, which are a collection of my adventures and misadventures over the years. Today I’ll tell you about the time I took a walk on the wild side. Before we became fulltime RVers I owned the White Mountain Weekly newspaper in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, […]

No Joke, It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012019
 

Hello all of you April foolers out there. What kind of shenanigans are you up to today? Putting salt in the sugar bowl. Maybe stretching saran wrap over the toilet. So many pranks and so little time. Joking around and having fun on April Fools’ Day is always a hoot, but I’m not fooling you […]

My, How Time Flies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302019
 

When I was a kid I always heard adults say that the older you get, the faster time goes by. I never understood that because it just didn’t make sense. A minute has 60 seconds in it, an hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours, and a week has 7 days. It’s the […]

Mar 092019
 

More than once I have joked that I come from a long line of horse thieves, card sharks, shady ladies, and other assorted riffraff. I’ve always claimed that in jest, but it appears I wasn’t that far off the mark. As I mentioned before, I recently got a subscription to Newspapers.com to do research on […]

Mar 072019
 

Yesterday was a cold, windy day, it was cold last night, and today is starting out cold. But the weatherman does say that things are going to start warming up this afternoon sometime. I hope so, because I’m about to launch into an epic snivel, and trust me, none of us wants that to happen. […]

Mar 062019
 

Welcome to Florida, where you can experience spring, summer, fall, and winter all in the same week. Sometimes even in the same day! The temperatures have been in the mid to upper 80s for quite a while now, which is too warm for this time of year. Then they suddenly took a nosedive, and we […]

I Accomplished Nothing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042019
 

Yesterday was just one of those days. I woke up with every intention of getting a lot of things done and managed to accomplish nothing. Sometimes it just goes that way, I guess. I had planned to knock out at least another 5,000 words in my new John Lee Quarrels book, but my back was […]

Catching Up, Part 2

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162019
 

Continuing from where we left off in yesterday’s blog, we checked into the Best Western in Apache Junction and spent five days visiting with Terry’s parents and sisters and touching base with some book publishing contacts. One of them was Scarlett Braden, the author of the popular Providence in Ecuador series. I first met Scarlett […]