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I received teaching and engineering degrees and have traveled extensively, living ten years outside the US. I moved from the big city of Houston to a small sleepy community in North Carolina, which has been a tremendous change and a great inspiration for my novels, full of the local color. My time has been filled with writing and helping to physically construct three additions to our former farmhouse. I have a great view of the mountains ten miles away across the broad valley and the sunsets are breathtaking. I am an avid reader of all kinds of mystery and contemporary fiction.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Blogging About Nothing in General

It has been a while since I have blogged, but I want to say that I have not forgotten my loyal readers. They are what make us write what we do. They enjoy what we write and we write for them.

It has been a wonderful and trying month since last I posted. Many things have happened. Of course, everyone has been enjoying the holidays and the pain of having to pay the bills after those wonderful times.

For our family it has been a time of enjoying ourselves and of having some hardships. A friend and a relative have each been in separate car accidents since I last posted. Luckily each escaped with minor injuries, but with significant losses to their vehicles. In both cases, their vehicles were totaled. I am thankful that they escaped with minor injuries. I am confused that two vehicles had air bags and they were supposed to activate, but didn't. It was like calling the police and getting a busy signal. That's not supposed to happen.

Also, during the last month we have celebrated several birthdays and an anniversary. My wedding anniversary was celebrated at a local restaurant and hotel. The O'Henry Hotel, having been named after a famous North Carolinian writer, is always a nice place to go and the Green Valley Grill offers local cuisine. We took our own 2002 La Grande Rue Grand Cru which was purchased in 2004 and saved for a special occasion. And, by the way, it was a wonderful wine, with a great nose and full bodied, that went well with prime rib and filet mignon. It just so happened that this weekend the O'Henry Hotel sponsored a day for celebrating the writers of North Carolina.

If you are interested, this weekend my seventh book, Murder Among Friends, in the Rachel Christie Murder Mystery series is on sale for $0.99 to $1.99 and the eighth book, Murder One Too Many, is on sale for $1.99. Both have ratings above 4 stars on Amazon.

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