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 an accomplishment.

Some readers may find this a little different than some of my other books in that there’s not so much of a mystery as more about how the bad guy get his comeuppance in this book. And trust me, the bad guy in this book really deserves his comeuppance!

Depending on how fast Amazon processes things, the e-book should be available to download sometime today. Possibly even by the time you read this blog. The print version will follow in a few weeks.

With that out of the way, today I will be sending out my authors newsletter, and then I need to go back to the White Mountains and get cracking on my next book, Big Lake Fugitive. If I really hustle I can get back on schedule to turn out at least four, and hopefully five, books this year.

While I have been concentrating on finishing this book and making all the corrections necessary to get it ready to go live, when she hasn’t been busy editing and proofing, making delicious meals, and keeping our house and business running, Miss Terry also found time to put a new project on her Glimakra loom.

It’s been quite a challenge, because she had to replace all of the string heddles, something like 1200 of them and redoing all the lamm cords, which required crawling inside the loom and twisting like a contortionist. And when she was finished on the bottom, I found her standing on top of a bench working on the connections on the top of the loom! But you know Terry, it will all be worth the effort.

A couple of people have asked if we are going to the Escapees RV Club‘s Escapade rally in May in Sedalia, Missouri, and if we are going to be there, will I be doing any seminars. At this time we don’t have plans to be at the rally or to be doing any seminars. But it’s going to be a lot of fun and there will be an excellent lineup of seminars available to choose from. We’re sorry we won’t be able to be there.

You still have a few days left to take advantage of our special offer of digital back issues of the Gypsy Journal for the years 2003 through 2017. They are in PDF format on a USB thumb drive and will provide you with weeks of great reading about places to visit from coast to coast and our adventures as fulltime RVers. The normal cost of the back issue collection is $75, but we are running a special through the end of April for just $65, which includes shipping. Don’t miss out on this great deal. If interested, you can log onto and make payment to Be sure to include your mailing address for fast delivery.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Hands of Onyx, book 2 in the Sav’ine series by Stacy Bender. It’s a story about cybernetic soldiers escorting a long haul space freighter to the outer rim planets, dealing with saboteurs who are trying to stop them and a crew that includes a half-blind medic, an explosives expert who is a sociopath, and an interrogator suffering from dementia. What could possibly go wrong? 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 Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – I was reading an instruction manual and got to the part about needing a screwdriver. So I got out the vodka and orange juice.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “The Big 3-0”

  1. In your quote you forgot one thing :

    I was reading an instruction manual and got to the part about needing a screwdriver (and Terry to run that screwdriver). So I got out the vodka and orange juice.

    Sorry Nick, I had to do it. 🙂

  2. Congrats, Nick! I need to count mine. Some are short ebooks, but I’m over 10. Starting today, I’m a full-time author. Probably won’t match your 5/year, but maybe 3! I’m chasing you.

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