It’s April Already?

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012024

Can you believe it’s April already? I can’t. I think it was just a week or so ago that we were buying Halloween candy. Where does the time go? I don’t know, but it goes darn fast when you get to be our age. But that’s all right, because I get to spend it with Terry. What more could a guy ask for?

We started yesterday with strawberry smoothies and half a bagel each for breakfast, and then I spent some time online with Tony and Peggy Barthel recording a podcast about travelling on two-lane roads that should go live later this week. When it does, I’ll post a link. In the meantime, they have a lot of good information on their website,

Alli was feeling neglected, so when I finished with them I went out back and threw a ball for her for a while. The morning had started out overcast and looking like we might get some rain, but the clouds passed overhead and it turned out to be a beautiful day

Back inside, I spent quite a bit of time getting my free authors newsletter ready and sent out to my subscribers, announcing the release of my new book, Big Lake Accident. Besides the first chapter of the new book, I also included a list of questions and answers I get from my readers about writing and publishing.

A little later on I was back out on the deck with Alli, and Terry came out and sat with me for a while, just enjoying the nice afternoon as we watched the bees flying around doing their bee thing and a couple of squirrels scampering up and down the trees. Can you say relaxing?

Later on, Terry made delicious pork tenderloin sandwiches for dinner. She makes them the same way they do in the Midwest, lightly breaded and so big they stick out on all sides of the bun. That’s some good eating there my friends. 😊

Congratulates Barry Simonson, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series and the book that launched my career as an author. When an armored car hijacking leaves two men dead, Arizona Sheriff Jim Weber takes the crime personally, because one of the dead men is his brother-in-law. His hunt for the killers leads him into a world of sordid sex, deceit, and violence, with a suspect list that includes jilted women, a family of anti-government survivalists, and the beautiful wife of the richest man in town. With a plot that has more twists and turns than an Arizona mountain road, a cast of characters you won’t soon forget, and a shocking ending that shakes the town of Big Lake to its very foundation.

We had 32 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.  Note: Due to the high 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. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

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. I’m sure glad they posted that sign. I might have thought they were strawberries.

Thought For The Day – It’s April Fool’s Day. Don’t believe anything anyone says on the internet. Basically, just like any day.

Nick Russell

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

  2 Responses to “It’s April Already?”

  1. Barbara Hanson said Big Lake Accident was a good book.

  2. Hi Nick,
    Tony and Peggy are nice folks. I introduced them to FT RV’ing some years ago. I think some of the info on their website came from LTRVD and I. With permission of course.

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