A Race And A Freebie

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242020

I have never been into team sports, but I do occasionally enjoy watching a boxing match, and while I don’t care about NASCAR, I always try to watch at least part of the annual Indianapolis 500. Not so much for the racing itself, but the traditions that go along with it. Who can forget the marvelous voice of Jim Nabors singing Back Home In Indiana?

While the race is normally held in late May, this year it was delayed because of the pandemic and was finally run yesterday without the usual bleachers full of spectators. I watched for the first hour or so and decided my time would be better spent working, so I went down to my office and knocked out another chapter in my new book.

Speaking of the pandemic, I learned last night that my cousin Norman Saxton in Ohio has been hospitalized with COVID-19. This makes six people I know who have been diagnosed, including another cousin, Bob Saxton, who lost his struggle with the disease. I am so damn sick of this. So much suffering, so much loss for so many people. And yet there are fools who still say it’s all a hoax or that it’s just blown out of proportion. I swear I will block the next jerk who tells me that, and then get a voodoo doll with their name on it and stick pins in places where they really don’t want pins stuck.

If you are bored sitting at home, have I got a deal for you! To keep everybody in reading material while social distancing, I am giving away a box set of the first three e-books in the Big Lake series. You can’t beat FREE, right? This is a limited time offer and ends on Wednesday, so get yours while you can, and tell your friends about it too! You can order it at this link https://amzn.to/3aRdQ1N

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Congratulations Albert Casaus, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. I have 29 mystery novels out, as well as 12 other books, and I have to say that Dog’s Run is my favorite. It’s a gritty tale that is loosely based upon an actual crime that took place in that part of the country when my father was a young police officer there. We had 52 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

Thought For The Day – As I watch this generation try to rewrite our history, one thing I’m sure of….it will be misspelled and have no punctuation.

Nick Russell

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

  11 Responses to “A Race And A Freebie”

  1. Thank you for your generous offer of the three book series. I have taken advantage of your offer.
    Thank you

  2. Thank you. Thank you for the free books!!!

  3. Thanks for the free books!!!

  4. Great gift but I have read them all so someone sign up and win this set of books.

  5. It’s not a drawing, Gary. I dropped the price to free for a few days. Anyone who wants can get them.

  6. Thank you for the books. That was very generous of you.

    We live in a condo complex on the beach in Cape Canaveral where individual units can be rented by the week. Since Florida opened back up to rentals we have watched people (most with children) from all over the country come for a “week at the beach.” Ninety-nine percent of them use no precautions at all. It makes it very difficult for those of us who try and treat this like the serious disease it is. I’m 74 and I would like to live for a few more years, so we are very careful with masking and distancing. It is made much harder by those who act like the disease does not exist.

    At this point, I would gladly start sticking my own pins. I’ll hold good thoughts for you. Stay safe.

  7. Downloaded to my Kindle app. Thanks Nick!

  8. Hi Nick I guess if I am canadian I can’t put my name in

  9. Thank you, Nick, for your generous offer of your books. I look forward to reading them, and will be sure to leave a rating on Amazon.

  10. Barbara, it’s not a drawing, just a free giveaway.

  11. Thanks Nick for the books. I have every book you have published except for the first one in the Big Lake series. I originally proofed that one for you and all I have is the copy you gave me to proof. It has lots of errors/typos, etc. so now I have a real copy of it too.

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