Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182022

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally.

Q. I sent you an e-book to use for your free drawing, but you told me you did not accept it. How come?

A. I’m sorry, but we do not accept every book that is submitted. There are several reasons a book doesn’t get included in the free drawings. For one thing, we do not take e-books, only audiobooks or printed books because the mechanics of getting an e-book gifted to somebody through a third party (the blog) become problematic. And the times we have run e-book prizes, few people seem interested in them. I also don’t accept books that I feel are not appropriate or will not have enough interest to draw enough contestants to make it worthwhile. This can include books that are based on religion, politics, books written for children, or books that are filled with graphic sex and are really nothing more than pornography.

Q. I seem to recall you saying your son and his wife are vegans. Yet they have chickens and harvest honey. Doesn’t that go against the vegan lifestyle?

A. Travis isn’t really a vegan in that he eats seafood and eggs (and honey). Geli is vegan. They work hard to provide well for their animals and treat them more like pets than anything else.

Q. I know you are a gun guy Nick, so I’m wondering how you feel about recent Supreme Court rulings on firearms as well as action taken by the White House to restrict the sale of some types of weapons?

A. I have been a gun owner most of my life, as well as a firearms instructor in the military, so I am obviously in favor of all abiding citizens being able to possess firearms. However, I have said more than once that even so, I also believe there are a lot of people that have no business owning a gun. I wrote a blog post titled The Gun Thing about this a while back, and my opinion has not changed.

Q. We have spent the last five winters in Arizona and we’re kind of burned out on the desert. We are thinking about doing Florida next winter, preferably in the Keys, but we keep hearing it’s very hard to get a reservation and almost impossible to just show up and find a campsite. Is this true, and if so, do you have any suggestions?

A. Florida is definitely in demand among snowbirds, and the sooner you can make reservations, the better. As for the Keys or anywhere near either coast, you usually have to make reservations a year or more in advance. If you just show up, you are almost certainly not going to find a place to stay. If you are willing to go inland, central Florida has many small towns with RV parks and even some municipal campgrounds that might be a better option for you.

Q. I miss your Bad Nick blog. Will we ever see it again?

A. I enjoyed writing the blog, but these days I just don’t have the time to maintain it. It’s all I can do to keep up with writing books and my daily blog here. I do have an e-book out called Bad Nick that has some favorite blog posts in it that you might want to check out.

Q. A while back you mentioned a product that Terry applied to your vehicle to make it easier to remove love bugs. Unfortunately, I failed to write down the name. Could you mention it again?

A. It wasn’t something Terry did, it was ceramic coating applied by Global Mobile Detailing in Daytona Beach. Here is a link to a blog post about it. https://www.gypsyjournalrv.com/2022/02/ceramic-coating-cove-and-cops/

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 Barbara Bowers, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 25  entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

Note: Due to the high the shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – If you continue to carry the bricks of your past, you will build the same house.

Nick Russell

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

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