Tale Of The Truck

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112021
 

As I’ve shared here before, back in June I ordered a new 2022 Ram Laramie pickup. At the time, I was promised a delivery date from late July to sometime in mid-August. Of course the chip shortage and shortages of other materials put that way behind schedule, which is no fault of the dealership, and […]

Some Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082021
 

It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you. Q. My wife wants an ebook reader for her birthday in November. Since you are my […]

Oct 072021
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, before we can proceed with our carport project, we have to have a survey done of our property. Here in Volusia County, Florida, in an area zoned residential like ours, you can only have 35% of your property covered with structure. Looking at aerial views of our lot, it […]

Jul 012021
 

I wrote in Wednesday’s blog that I didn’t get any writing done that day, but I made up for it yesterday. I started out fixing the plot hole in my new Big Lake book that I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog, and then I started cranking out words. I had a good writing (actually narrating) day, […]

Housekeeping

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
May 152021
 

Yesterday I was busy with a lot of housekeeping details. No, not the kind where I have to use a vacuum cleaner or a mop, that always turns out badly, but housekeeping details as far as the publishing end of things. The first order of the day was to contact my brilliant cover artist, Elizabeth […]

Boom And Bust Is Done

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 132021
 

Boom And Bust, the third book in my Tinder Street historical saga, is now available on Amazon. This is my 45th book and my second new book so far this year. And even though this latest book in the series stays with the historical theme of the first two, I have thrown in a bit of […]

Feb 252021
 

In yesterday’s blog, titled The Day After, I said that except for a large red welt on my arm at the injection site and Terry having some joint aches, we really didn’t have any negative side effects from our second round of Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations. There is a possibility I may have spoken too soon […]

Jan 142021
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

Aug 132020
 

Back during my newspaper days on the Pacific Northwest coast, my headquarters was in Aberdeen, Washington, in Grays Harbor, which is located at the bottom of the Olympic Peninsula. Aberdeen is an old seaport and lumber mill town, and Gray’s Harbor is the largest natural deep water port north of San Francisco, and there is […]

Jul 112020
 

You might think that a small town newspaper publisher’s world pretty much ended at the city limits, or no further than the county. And for the most part, you would be right. And I was always content with that. As one of my mentors in the business told me when I was first starting out, […]

Jul 092020
 

I thought it would take me several more days but I got at it hard yesterday and by dinnertime, exactly a month and a week after I started, the first book in my Tinder Street family saga series is finished. Before edits, it came in at 105K words. But as I said in yesterday’s blog, […]

And It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 212020
 

Yesterday was another good writing day for me. I cranked out 6,300 words and finished my newest Big Lake book. It came in at 83,265 words and took me three weeks and three days from start to finish. And I wasn’t writing every day. I will spend today and maybe tomorrow reading through it and […]

Feb 172020
 

Note: I have always been a bit of a prankster, and I do believe this one tops them all, spanning several years. There was a time when Arizona had cactus cops, whose duty was to enforce laws protecting native-plants, especially saguaro cacti, which could be worth thousands of dollars to landscapers. Cactus rustling was a […]

Family Time

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162020
 

Terry’s mom, Bess, turned 88 on February 2nd and her dad, Pete, turned 90 on the 11th. When you live that long you accumulate a lot of relatives, so family from as far away as England, New York, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida (us) came to Arizona to help them celebrate the occasion. In the last […]

Mexico Q&A

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152020
 

Several blog readers have asked questions about our trip across the border to purchase medicines in Mexico, so I thought I would answer their questions here. Q. The other day you talked about going to Mexico to buy medications. When you do that, do you drive across the border, and if so what kind of […]

The Trip Home, Day #3

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. We were glad we got out of the Midwest when we did because winter arrived about the […]

5 Quick Questions

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162019
 

Note: Because we have been in Jacksonville for the last three days while Terry underwent a series of tests and procedures at the Mayo Clinic and did not get home until late last night, I don’t have the energy to post the next in my recent series about our trip home from Ohio. So I […]

Celebrity Scam

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 172019
 

Note: This is a repost of a story from the “Nick Happens” files that I thought might start your day with a smile. Okay, before I write another word, I have to warn you: Do not try this at home (or anywhere else, for that matter)! Unless, of course, you think you can get away […]

Sep 162019
 

Well, I said I was going to do it and I did. I sat down at my computer yesterday and started working my way toward the end of my new book, Dead Romeos, and except for a few breaks to get up and move around a little bit, and go to the bathroom, I kept […]

Almost There

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 152019
 

I never trust anything the weatherman tells me because long experience has shown that they can point to their colorful maps and forecast anything they want and make all kinds of predictions, but in reality all they can really do is tell you what happened yesterday. For example, for the last few days they have […]