Jun 082023

I wish I had a lot of interesting things to share with you in today’s blog, but I don’t. Much of yesterday was spent researching and working on my new book project, Big Lake Assault. I managed to complete the fourth chapter, and when I get one more done, I will print them out for Terry to edit and proofread, then send them on to Judy and Roberta to do their thing.

Aside from that and fielding quite a few e-mails, I also received the formatted print edition of A Changing World, my fifth Tinder Street book back yesterday. Elizabeth Mackey is working on the cover now, and hopefully she can get it completed before the movers come to start packing things up for her family’s transfer from Kodiak, Alaska, where they have been stationed with the Coast Guard, to California. If she does, the printed book should be available in just a few days. If not, we will have to wait until the move is done.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Tinder Street, the first book in my Tinder Street saga about two intertwined families beginning just before World War I and eventually through the Vietnam War years. It is the story of twentieth-century America told through the lives of the simple working-class people who built the country. Farmers, factory workers, streetcar conductors, midwives, and public servants. Their joys and sorrows, their wins and losses, and how these people who struggled together to build a better life for themselves and their children changed a place named Tinder Street to Tender Street, a reflection of one family’s devotion to their neighbors. These were my people, and this series is one I have wanted to write for years.

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

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.

Thought For The Day – Life is a journey to find people whose weirdness is compatible with your weirdness.

Nick Russell

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

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