Aug 022015

No, not the motorhome, although it’s in dire need of a bath. Unfortunately, none of the RV parks here on the Oregon coast where we have been staying allow you to wash your rig on site, and none of them have a mobile washing outfit that comes in. And I have not found a Blue Beacon truck wash anywhere nearby. So I guess it will have to stay dirty a while longer.

But as I said before I went off on that tangent, I wasn’t talking about the Winnebago anyway. Last night I finished Big Lake Reckoning, the eighth book in my Big Lake mystery series. I need to go through it and polish a couple of scenes and double check a few facts. Then I’ll print it out for Terry to start the proofreading/editing process. While that’s going on, I’ll get with the amazing Elizabeth Mackey, my cover artist, on a cover design.

Like I said, this is number eight in the Big Lake series. I’ve probably got another six or eight to go, as long as the readers are still interested in them. And I’ve got other ideas, including a sequel to Dog’s Run,which I personally consider my best work yet, an RV-based mystery series that has been kicking around in my head for a long time now, and a couple of other stand alone mysteries. Of course, I may never live long enough to get all of that done, but what the heck, it keeps me out of the bingo halls.

While I was finishing the book, Miss Terry was busy finishing a project on her loom, this set of four towels in opposing patterns. She wasn’t completely pleased with them, but I think they look great.




During the afternoon, our friend Nancy Kissack stopped by to drop off some fresh blackberries that she had picked and to show Terry some very nice yarn she had found at an antique shop she discovered. I think it was the first time we opened the door all day long.

Today is Sunday and we’re going to make another run up to Astoria for the Sunday Market. I’m sure it will be the same stuff we saw last week, and that we’ll see next week too, but Terry enjoys browsing all of the vendor stalls, and I like being in Astoria any day, Sunday Market or not.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing. This week’s prize is 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.


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  One Response to “It’s Time To Polish It”

  1. Hurry up with the polish on the new Big Lake book. I’ve read all the previous ones and each one is better than the last. Plus Dog’s Run was really excellent too. Can you tell I’m a big fan of your books? :cD

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