Oct 152014

We had planned to leave Morehead City today and continue our southward journey, but a nasty storm system tracking through the country is bringing lots of wind and rain to this region of the coast, so we’re going to stay here until it passes through. It’s part of that flexibility that all fulltime RVers have to pack with them when they hit the road.

We’ve known a few who couldn’t do that; they traveled on tight self-imposed schedules and when some breakdown or weather delay threw off their timelines they could not adapt. Folks like that don’t last long out here.

It’s just as well. I’ll take advantage of the downtime to get more done on the new issue of the paper so I can have it to our printer next Monday. That’s pretty much what I did all day yesterday, while Terry caught up on her paperwork and got a couple of orders ready to mail out.

RV fires are terrible things, but they do happen. That’s why I always tell people to be sure to attend one of Mac McCoy’s fire safety seminars at RV rallies. We had two small fires in our bus conversion, and both times Terry was able to quickly extinguish them before they got any bigger. Yesterday, longtime reader Jim Hamm sent me this picture of a friend’s motorhome that caught fire in Kingman, Arizona. It looks like it started in the generator compartment. Fortunately, Jim said his friends escaped without harm.

Motorhome fire Kingman Jim Hamm

Last week’s BookBub promotion for Big Lake was very successful, with almost 75,000 free copies downloaded. I’m seeing a noticeable increase in sales of the other four books in the Big Lake series and some very nice reviews.

Don’t mess with authors! My cousin Nora Knople in Ohio sent me a picture of this shirt. I need about six of them, if Omar the Tentmaker can crank up production.


It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to start a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Mountain Angel, the first book in her popular Northstar Angels romance series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the 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 Sunday evening.

Mountain Angel

Another of my author pals, Cleve Sylcox, is currently offering his mystery Death, In Gravely Falls: Sometimes, Justice Isn’t Enough free on Amazon. Fictional Gravely Falls, Colorado sits on the outskirts of ski country with beautiful views, wonderful landscapes… and murder. Check it out and leave a review.

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  3 Responses to “Flexibility In All Things”

  1. Yes Nick. That was a tough storm. It seriously affected the Alburquerque Balloon Fiesta by wiping out Saturday nite and Sunday morning’s balloon flights. We had over 30 Boomers there for the last weekend of Fiesta. Your friend Dick lost his awning and your friends Tom & Barbara lost their slideout topper. Several hundred rigs hit the road Sunday, with winds consistently over 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. We waited till Monday but the winds were still stronger than I would have liked on the drive to Sayre, OK. I’m flexible but I guess I have a ways to go get to your level of flexibility. There’s a good chance that storm might have you sitting still another day or so. I’m one of those 75,000. Read your last book when it came out and now I’m starting in order.
    Good luck with the book sales.

  2. Happy B-day big guy, are you flexable to touch your toes?

  3. If it is your Birthday – A Very Happy Birthday!

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