It’s sad I suppose that summer is on its way out and well Labor Day is the punctuation mark that heralds the end of the season.
Did you know that in a galaxy long ago and far far away that there was this rule that you mustn’t wear white after Labor Day?
So what’s on the menu for your Labor Day picnic – fried chicken, two maybe three kinds of potato salad, sandwiches and lemonade? In that case, these recipes are sure to please.
And don’t forget the cocktails
If you’re planning to stay home and do some serious binge watching on Netflix or Amazon Prime, check out Ray Donovan, Bosch, Luther, Gilmore Girls Reboot, House of Cards, The Man in the High Castle, all the Star Trek iterations and more…
If you want to get out and about and live in the L.A. area check out the top weekend events, fairs, festivals, fun in the sun and lots of eats
Or just stay home in your jim-jams and read a good mystery
Whatever you plan to do or not do as the case may be – be well, be happy, and be safe.
And say a little prayer for our firefighters out here in CA, presently working 24/7 to knock down the La Tuna Canyon fires – and our friends struggling with the havoc of Hurricane Harvey.
After I complete the trilogy, I’ve decided I’m going to delve into some short fiction and at present have three ideas for stories. Below is the first (few) lines for each story. Would you do me a BIG favor and just let me know which story you would want to read based on those lines? I would really appreciate your input.
Story idea #1
“The truth was that I thought about killing him in his sleep every night—it’s just that somebody else beat me to it.”
Story idea #2
“Suddenly, I was her. The woman who could turn cold at the snap of a finger. Now my rage would do the talking. No more Ms. door mat. That. Was. Over. My need to kill consumed me.”
Story idea #3
“On his way to pick up Angel, Jesus stabbed Jack to death.”
You can tell me your choice in the comments below – and any thoughts you may have had about them as well, if you like.
And now for the FUN news…
I’m very excited to announce my book was just nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards! If you would like to do me the honor of voting for it, you can do so here: https://www.tckpublishing.com/readers-choice-voting
Just look for the slider for the various categories and find the Mysteries section.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Have a lovely and creative weekend.
Not to be confused with National Mutt Day (confusing, yes?) Of course, I love dogs so much that we could have a dog holiday every day and I’d be fine with that. How about National Dog Treat Day? National Big Dog Day? National Dog Grooming Day? National Doggie Barking at the TV Day? (Okay, my dog loves to bark at the TV, especially when there is a dog on the show. She has still yet to figure out that dogs on TV are not real.)
For those among you with fur babies of the canine variety, a few resources that you might find handy:
For dog owners with kids
Free Animal Health Resources Web Sites
Dog’s health, behavior, care, training and socialization
National organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need
National Lost and Found Pet Database
Free doggie pics
And finally a video of dogs being dogs…
Treasure your pets because they treasure you.
And please pray for my friend Ruthie that she finds her beloved Gilbert.
So much that I made a batch of images with them. Feel free to share. Have a great weekend!
Yes, I’m still fooling around with design. I doubt I’ll ever get really good at it, but I do enjoy the process and find it very relaxing.
So…what do you think? Good? Bad? Sucky? Too weird? Not weird enough? Creepy? I’d seriously love to know what you think and if it does anything for you. Thanks!
Can you believe it, I made my first infographic. I’m so proud. Just a few very easy, simple and free tips for you gardeners out there. The first one I tried recently and literally saved 4 plants that I was sure were goners. Amazing!
Yes, I definitely remember feeling that way in the golden years of teen-hood.
If you want to know more about the book that the quote came from you can check out The Summer I Turned Pretty at Good Reads.
I remember feeling this way as a school kid – just as summer vacation was about to end. 😀
Just for fun, here’s a link to a NYT review written about Brideshead Revisited, in 1945
Happy Monday and here’s another in our series…