Terry has been a bit under the weather the last few days, but that did not stop her from finishing weaving this beautiful blanket she made for our granddaughter Destiny. It is 100% pure Shetland wool and big, measuring 52×80 inches before the finishing and final processing. I love the colors and patterns. This was her first double width project, and she wasn’t too sure about it going in, but I knew she could do it. She has another one set up on the loom for granddaughter Hailey that will be her next project. And then two more, for granddaughter Britni and grandson Travis. I’m sure they will be just as beautiful.
As for me, I was at least a little bit more productive yesterday than the day before, knocking out a 2,550 word chapter in my new John Lee Quarrels book, then proofing it and printing it out for Terry to go over. If you have not read the John Lee series, it is about a deputy in a rural part of north Florida, and the language and situations are grittier than the Big Lake series.
I also did an online interview with a mystery book reviewer. That was interesting because she has read all my books and tells me she loves them all. She asked some questions about how I developed the characters in my books, how they have grown and evolved, and where I see them going in their lives. She said it feels like she knows those people and they are friends of hers. Yeah, I feel that way about them, too.
Speaking of books; just in time for Christmas my dear friend Mona Ingram has just released The Wish, the sixth book in her Dear Santa Christmas Romances series. Mona is a talented author with a large following of loyal fans, and if you read one of her books, I bet you will be among them.
And in closing, here is another of our funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Thanks, Steve Varadi. I know a lot of people can relate to this one.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. I have 33 mystery novels out, as well as 10 nonfiction 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, and I warn you in advance that there’s some rough language, but it’s appropriate to the time and place. 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 (first and last) 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.
Thought For The Day – To the lady who flipped me off when I honked my horn today, I don’t think your cell phone is on the roof of your car anymore.