Sleepyhead

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072024
 

That’s about the only word for me in the last couple of days. My back has flared up and it’s giving me a lot of discomfort. I am back to the point where I’m using my cane again. I am scheduled to have my RF ablation August 8th and I really hope it helps. In […]

Jul 032024
 

Between the two nerve block shots I received recently, and Terry getting her second one yesterday, the Spine Care Center in Tuscaloosa is starting to feel like home. Medicare requires two of the nerve blocks, done at least two weeks apart, before they will approve the RF ablation to sever the nerve and stop the […]

Willapa Seaport Museum

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
May 152024
 

Here is a repost of a blog from our days as fulltime RVers.  We never know what we’re going to find when we go out exploring a new area, or even one that we’ve been to many times before. But we always try to give ourselves plenty of time and keep our options open just […]

Apr 082024
 

Sometimes you live with something because it works, even if it’s not always convenient. I do that with the characters in my books. For each series, I have a list of the main and recurring characters, their physical traits, and a small bit of their history that I can refer to as I’m writing. That […]

Oct 152023
 

There is no other way to describe the sound coming from my house this week than caterwauling. BeeBee, Terry’s black cat, is seven months old and in heat, and she’s letting everybody know all about it! We wanted to get both of the cats spayed right after we got them, but the vet wanted to […]

Jul 132023
 

Note: For some reason, some blog subscribers are not getting the pictures in today’s blog. If that includes you, please try this link https://www.gypsyjournal.net/2023/07/a-project-for-terry-2/ I started yesterday with a telephone interview with someone who is writing an article about going to school in Toledo, Ohio back in the so-called good old days, and she wanted […]

Jul 132023
 

I started yesterday with a telephone interview with someone who is writing an article about going to school in Toledo, Ohio back in the so-called good old days, and she wanted to talk to me about my experiences as a student in junior high and high school, and also about the books in my Tinder […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122023
 

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 know you guys sold your bus a long time […]

Jun 112023
 

While we were in Tuscaloosa a couple of days ago, we stopped at PetSmart to pick up a couple of things, one of them an identification tag for Alli. They have a neat machine there called TagWorks, where you purchase a blank ID tag from several different styles, colors, and sizes to choose from. Once […]

Jun 092023
 

Sometimes when people come to me for advice, I have to burst their bubble, as much as I hate to. Such was the case the other day when a neighbor stopped by to tell me about a book of poetry he had self-published a couple of years ago, asking me how he could get people […]

Mar 282023
 

I’m sure we’ve all heard the old thing about telling a lie so many times you begin to believe it’s true. Apparently that also can happen when you tell a story in fiction often enough. Let me explain. My Tinder Street family saga is set in the Old South End of Toledo, Ohio. I know […]

A Big Boom

 Posted by at 1:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212022
 

I spent most of yesterday updating the subscriber list for my author’s newsletter, adding about 100 new subscribers, and then mailing the newsletter out to them. I also deleted three e-mail addresses that bounced when I sent it out a couple of days ago. Then I spent some time talking to a couple of author […]

I Found More Hours

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242022
 

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote that there are just not enough hours in a day to do all of the things I need to get accomplished. But at least for yesterday, I found more hours. As I said in that blog, I had an eye appointment at the VA Medical Clinic in Daytona Beach yesterday […]

Back To Writing

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072022
 

Except for my daily blog, I’ve been slacking off in the writing department since the release of Big Lake Ranger right after Christmas. I did bring out Murder, Mayhem, And Main Street a week or so ago, which is an e-book bundle with the first books in my three different mystery series along with a […]

The Ocoee Massacre

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212021
 

A marble memorial at the site of a former African American cemetery in Ocoee, Florida, is a reminder of a shameful time in our history when good men and women perished in the face of bigotry and hatred. 1920 was a very tense time in America, especially in the South. Racial tensions were running high, […]

I’m A Whore

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232021
 

We’ve all heard the saying that truth is stranger than fiction, and there’s no question about that. More than once someone has asked me if the oddball questions I get and sometimes share here are real. Oh yeah, they’re real. I don’t have the imagination to come up with some of the things people ask […]

I Am No Historian

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 262020
 

I enjoy getting emails and messages from people who read my books. It’s always nice to know that they are enjoying what I do. Sometimes they point out errors, and I have no problem with that. In fact, I appreciate it. If there’s a mistake, I want to correct it. A while back my daughter […]

It’s Off And Running

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272020
 

My new book Tinder Street went live about 9 p.m. Saturday night, and by the end of the day on Sunday, it was already at #32 on Amazon’s Hot New Release list for Historical Fiction. And, strangely enough, at #3 in German Fiction. I guess because one of the main characters has a German last […]

Over 100K

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082020
 

I was back at it yesterday, cranking out words in the first book in my new Tinder Street historical family saga series. I got a little more than 3,200 words done by the end of the day, which puts me over 100,000 words total in the book. Actually, I am at 102,879 words, but who’s […]

Silver Wings

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072020
 

Ever since we started traveling this wonderful country of ours, a trip to the National Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio had been on our bucket list. When we did go there, it was everything we expected, and more! The Air Force Museum houses what must be one of the […]