Feb 202020
 

We spent eight days at the Superstition Springs La Quinta in Mesa, Arizona while we were in town to celebrate Terry’s parents’ birthdays, which included a family reunion with relatives coming in from as far away as New York for the festivities. We also spent some time browsing the local antique shops, me looking for […]

Family Time

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162020
 

Terry’s mom, Bess, turned 88 on February 2nd and her dad, Pete, turned 90 on the 11th. When you live that long you accumulate a lot of relatives, so family from as far away as England, New York, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida (us) came to Arizona to help them celebrate the occasion. In the last […]

Slowly But Surely

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202020
 

I would love to be able to tell you that the first round of editing and proofing my new book is done and it’s off to the second proofreader today. That was the plan going into the weekend, but we discovered that when I narrated so much of the book into my digital recorder some […]

Sep 292019
 

After spending a few hours making the last corrections suggested by my proofreaders, at 3:43 yesterday afternoon I hit Publish on Dead Romeos, my seventh John Lee Quarrels mystery and my 38th book. It came in at 85,225 words, making it my third longest book, with only Big Lake Lynching at 100,113 words and Black […]

I’ll Get To Them

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302019
 

I still have several stories to share with you from our trip to Alabama and Georgia a couple of weeks ago but they are going to require quite a bit of time to write and to sort through all the photographs to decide which ones to use. I’ve been busy working on trying to get […]

Fun With Telemarketers

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042019
 

We all hate them. Those annoying calls from someone that immediately launches into a spiel about the good news they have for you. They’re going to reduce your credit card debt, extend your car’s warranty, protect your investment in your house with pest control service, or whatever they are hustling. Most people just hang up […]

Apr 252016
 

Okay, we all know that’s not true. The thought of crossing the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan and the Astoria-Megler Bridge in Oregon still terrifies me. But the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay? It’s a piece of cake. We crossed it twice a week ago today when I had to go to the Bay Pines […]

Time Flies

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092011
 

Time has flown by this week, and we have not accomplished very much, even though we had the best of intentions. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we had a succession of visitors, and it was like a big family reunion. It has been a lot of fun, but not very productive. Wednesday I was standing in […]