Birthdays And Books

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262015

It’s cold here in Arizona’s White Mountains. Damn cold! The high yesterday was only 57 degrees, and it got down to 35 last night! But that wasn’t as bad as today, when the high is only predicted to be 46, with a low of 29 and rain/snow. And did I mention the strong winds? The heat pump and furnace in our Winnebago are sure getting a workout!

So why are we here freezing our hineys off when we could be sitting on a beach in the Florida Keys? Because of this little girl, and her Mom and big sister. This is our granddaughter Destiny, and yesterday we celebrated her 8th birthday at the Show Low City Park. Terry and I were bundled up in layers of clothing and the kids were running around in shorts! It made me even colder watching them!

Destiny scooter small

Except for the birthday party, and a stop on the way home to get the Explorer washed, I spent most of the day finishing my new book, Big Lake Honeymoon, and just before dinner I printed it out for Miss Terry to start editing and proof reading. Once she’s done it will go on to two more proof readers before it’s ready for formatting and publishing to Amazon and Barns and Noble. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Mackey is working on the cover and she has already sent me the first idea, which I think needs just a little tweaking to be ready to go.

This is my seventh Big Lake book, and once I catch my breath I’ll be starting on number eight in the series. Actually, I already have close to 15,000 words done on it. A couple of books back in the series things went off in a different direction and I couldn’t bring them back around to the storyline I was working on, so I saved them for this book. I think I have at least four or five more to go in the series, but every now and then I get an idea for a new one and make some notes to see where it goes.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this 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 this evening.

Crazy Days test final

Thought For The Day – How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.

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  4 Responses to “Birthdays And Books”

  1. My oh my, you make me glad I’m in sunny California! That darn snow brings a lot of problems I wouldn’t want to deal with!!

  2. Come on NIck. Tell the real truth about the weather. You returned to the area, cold and windy weather follows. I’m surprised it wasn’t snowing yet. LOL

  3. I’m thrilled to hear you have several more Big Lake books coming. You’ve become my favorite author since the late John D. McDonald wrote his Travis McGee series. Not everyone can write such real people as you do. I am so glad you decided to explore this new avenue of making money. And it sounds like you enjoy doing it–except for the arthritic typing, that is.

  4. Linda – Actually since I have been taking MSM twice a day the arthritis pain and stiffness has decreased a great deal. On cold, wet mornings like this one I feel some stiffness, but nowhere near what I had been experiencing. I’m amazed at the improvement.

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