May 282020
 

The long-awaited and much-anticipated rocket launch from Cape Canaveral carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station was scheduled to lift off at 4:33 yesterday afternoon. But as it turns out, that bird didn’t fly. About twenty minutes before its scheduled liftoff, the launch was scrubbed. That didn’t surprise us since we had been having […]

Aerial Acrobats

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 022020
 

There is a huge pine tree across the street from us, and every year since we bought our house, a pair of Osprey have nested there and raised their chicks. They sure can be noisy critters, but we do like watching them and seeing their young as they grow up. Yesterday morning Miss Terry told […]

Apr 282020
 

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 […]

Here I Go Again

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272020
 

What you do when you’re a self-quarantining author and your new book came out on Thursday? If you are me, you sit around for a couple of days playing catch-up with other duties like e-mail and such. Then you jump right back into it on Sunday with a new book project, and that’s just what […]

Apr 252020
 

No, don’t insert the name of your least favorite politician from either side of the aisle, this question is related to an e-mail I got from a gentleman yesterday. He has a very nice 2016 fifth-wheel trailer for sale, and with his ad he included pictures of a Honda generator, a screen room, lawn chairs, […]

Apr 242020
 

Thanks to a lot of hard work by Miss Terry and my proofreaders, “Cool” Judy Rinehimer and Roberta Jensen, my newest John Lee Quarrels mystery, The Road To Wrinkle Ranch, is now available on Amazon. At present, there is the e-book you can purchase, or you can read it for free if you are a […]

Keeping Busy

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202020
 

It’s been very busy around here the last couple of days. On Saturday I spent about two hours in an online Zoom conference with several of my writer friends. This was my first time doing something like that, and I was very pleased with how it went. We shared a lot of ideas, I picked […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172020
 

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 […]

Bored? Not Us!

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132020
 

Every time I go to Facebook I see posts from people who are complaining about being bored because they are shut in due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Terry and I were discussing that last night, and we just can’t relate to what they are talking about. For us, it’s life as usual, with a few […]

Stupid People

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102020
 

Do you remember the old Bill Engvall “Here’s Your Sign” bits about stupid people? Where is Bill when we need him? Because while toilet paper and hand sanitizer may be hard to find, we sure don’t have any shortage of stupid people these days! Yesterday we went out for the first time in two weeks […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092020
 

I’ll tell you what, self-isolating may not be very exciting for some people but it sure has helped me get a lot of work done. Yesterday I beat my own personal record. I started working at noon and by the time I knocked off at 6:15 I had written (actually dictated) 12,050 words, and I […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062020
 

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. I am a member of the Living The RV Dream group on Facebook […]

Wrapping Up Details

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292020
 

I want to start off today’s blog by saying a big thank you to so many people who already purchased Big Lake Quarterback, shared links to the book with your friends on social media, and sent me messages telling me they already purchased the book and are reading it. Yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after it […]

Two Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222019
 

Yesterday afternoon my second proofreader finished Dead Romeos, and this morning I will make her corrections, then send it on to my last proofreader. With any luck at all, the book should be out by the end of this coming week. I know many writers who seem to agonize over every page of a manuscript […]