Aug 072020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

I’m Just A Kid

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162020
 

In response to my mention in yesterday’s blog that I have been called for jury duty in August, several people asked if I was to try to get out of it because of COVID-19. I don’t know that I can get out because of that, but since they are holding trials, apparently not. I tried […]

Time For More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. Our house is sold, we finally retired, and we are getting ready to […]

No, It’s Both

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122020
 

I lived in Arizona for many years, both down in the desert and up in the White Mountains. I remember people in the desert saying, “Sure, it’s 112°, but at least there’s no humidity.” My response was always that there is no humidity in an oven, either, but I don’t want to spend the day […]

It’s Not Over

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062020
 

Just because the media has been focusing on George Floyd’s murder and all of the protests and looting that have followed, don’t think for a minute that coronavirus isn’t still out there. Two weeks after they opened the beaches here in Volusia County, Florida and huge crowds showed up from all over the state, the […]

Mar 312020
 

How are you handling being self-quarantined? I assume you are all self-quarantined, unless you have a job that requires you be out and about, or you have to go to a medical appointment or to get groceries. There is no excuse for it otherwise. As for us, we are doing just fine. I keep hearing […]

Sep 052019
 

As I write this, a little before midnight on Wednesday, I keep thinking about the fact that when I wrote my blog 24 hours ago, Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on us and we didn’t know what the night might bring. What it brought was a lot of wind and a lot of rain, but […]

What Rant?

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182019
 

You know that old saying about how you can’t please everybody? Apparently it’s true, no matter how hard you try. Even when you’re giving something away for free. After reading Friday’s blog, in which I asked readers to exercise patience and to not keep entering our weekly free contest over and over if they don’t […]

Rednecks And Rockets

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122019
 

Well, it took a few days longer than expected, but I think (hope) it was worth the wait. I got the manuscript back from my third and final proofreader yesterday morning, made the necessary corrections, and about 2 PM I uploaded it to Amazon. I never know when a book is going to go live […]

Today’s The Day!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312019
 

When I get this close to the end of a book and the whole story is coming together, I don’t want to stop. I feel like a marathon runner that’s just seen the finish line. Okay, I made that part up. I have no idea what a marathon runner would feel like, and I don’t […]

On the Mend

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082019
 

Thank you everybody who sent emails and messages expressing concern about my health. I feel a lot better than I did Sunday and Sunday night. Not great, but better. Terry thought of something yesterday morning that may explain what’s going on with me. A week ago last Sunday I started a new medication for diabetes, […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152018
 

Several people have asked me how we are handling our first full summer here in Florida, and if the heat and humidity are getting to us. We are actually doing quite well. Every day it gets into the upper 80s or low 90s and humidity is somewhere about the same, but it’s a wet heat. […]

Moving Right Along

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182018
 

My newest book, Big Lake Fugitive, is moving right along through the pre-production stages. Terry finished the initial editing and proofreading on Saturday, and yesterday I finished making all of the corrections she suggested. Then I sent it off to my second proofreader. She’s usually pretty quick, and as soon as I get back from […]

The Big 3-0

 Posted by at 2:05 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212018
 

Well, it was over a month behind schedule, but last night I finally hit publish on Mullets And Man Buns, my 4th John Lee Quarrels book. This is my 20th mystery novel, and my 30th book. Yep, I hit the big 3-0. It may be my ego talking, but I think that’s a bit of […]

Not Feeling It

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202017
 

I know everybody is full of the Christmas spirit right now, busy shopping and wrapping presents and making plans for being with family or friends for the holiday. But here at our house, we are not really feeling it. We are just looking forward to all the holiday hype and hysteria being over with so […]