Fred Flops

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142021
 

Living in Florida, every time there’s the possibility of a hurricane or bad tropical storm we hear from friends and family members all over the country asking if we are all right, if we have plans to evacuate, and if we don’t, do we have enough supplies to survive in case the power grid goes […]

Aug 092021
 

I am very pleased with the progress of my newest book, Big Lake Shootout. I released it Friday, and yesterday afternoon it was #3,602 of all of the millions of Kindle books on Amazon, #95 on Amazon’s top 100 Hot New Release list for mysteries, and #33 in the top 100 for police procedurals. Thank […]

Aug 062021
 

Yesterday I was formatting the e-book version of Big Lake Shootout, and when I was about halfway through, my darned computer froze up. I had to reboot it before I could work anymore, and since I broke one of my own rules and hadn’t saved very much as I went, I lost about half of […]

The Squeaky Wheel

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202021
 

Yes, the squeaky wheel does eventually get greased. But sometimes, it has to squeak loud and long before that happens. In a blog post a couple of weeks ago titled Stair Rails And Carpet Woes, I told you that we have been unhappy with the carpet we had installed in our house three years ago. […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 232021
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Movies Good And Bad

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
May 212021
 

Every so often one of my fans will tell me that they think one of my series, either the Big Lake series or John Lee Quarrels, or most recently Tinder Street, should be made into a movie or miniseries. I’ve received a couple of feelers over the years but nothing serious at this point, and […]

And The Rains Came

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122021
 

I’ve mentioned a couple of times in the blog that rainfall totals for our area of Central Florida are way down this year. We have something like a 5 inch deficit where we are, midway between Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. So we have definitely been needing some rain, and we got some yesterday. In […]

Feb 052021
 

Wednesday night I finished Fresh Out Of Mojo, my 9th John Lee Quarrels book. It was about 86,000 words before final edits began. The writing took seven weeks and three days. It is in final editing and proofing now, and it will be out next week. It’s a gritty tale with violence and some strong […]

It’s Big!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202020
 

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 […]

Where Did The Time Go?

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102020
 

Where did the time go? Can you believe that it will be Christmas in only fifteen days now? And that three weeks from today we can finally say goodbye to 2020, a year that I think we can all agree really sucked. I just hope that when 2021 rolls around and hears us complaining about […]

One’s On The Way

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092020
 

I stole today’s blog title from an old Loretta Lynn song, and I think it’s kind of appropriate. I told you last week that I got Terry an AeroGarden as an early Christmas present, and she got it all set up and ready to go. And one of the seed pods that she planted in […]

Dec 072020
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, Saturday night I uploaded the ebook version of Big Lake Hoarder to Amazon. I said then that while Amazon always warns that it can be as much as 72 hours for a book to go live, the longest it has taken for one of my books is about 24 […]

Watering And Writing

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102020
 

That’s pretty much what I’ve been up to the last few days, watering the new plants we put in and writing my next Big Lake book. As I said in a blog the other day, our yard guy didn’t realize the perennial peanut plants we put in were supposed to be there. He thought they […]

May 042020
 

Terry and I were talking about this whole self-isolation thing last night. Except for a couple of trips to the grocery store and one to our accountant’s office in mid-April, we have not left the house except for one afternoon when we spent a couple of hours alone on a fishing pier. Nobody’s been in […]

Tuesday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, 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 have three 12-volt batteries in my motorhome to power the things inside […]

Wrapping Up Details

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292020
 

I want to start off today’s blog by saying a big thank you to so many people who already purchased Big Lake Quarterback, shared links to the book with your friends on social media, and sent me messages telling me they already purchased the book and are reading it. Yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after it […]

Trip Q&A

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062019
 

I have received quite a few questions about our trip to Ohio and thought I’d answer a few of them in today’s blog. Q. Why did you wait until it got cold up north to go up there instead of making the trip earlier in the year when it was so hot in Florida? A. […]

Oct 252019
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Jan White a happy birthday. When we were fulltime RVers we had many adventures with Jan and her husband Greg from coast to coast. And they were very instrumental in making our Gypsy Journal rallies a success. Whatever needed doing, anything from collecting […]

October Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, 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. You said your daughter is flying in to visit you. As I recall […]

Sep 292019
 

After spending a few hours making the last corrections suggested by my proofreaders, at 3:43 yesterday afternoon I hit Publish on Dead Romeos, my seventh John Lee Quarrels mystery and my 38th book. It came in at 85,225 words, making it my third longest book, with only Big Lake Lynching at 100,113 words and Black […]