What are your favorite words or phrases to describe Mother Nature?
Summer Greetings All!
I had a crazy start to this sunshine daydream celebration. One of my favorite bands, Dumpstaphunk, played a free outdoor show recently. 90-degree temp with a bit of humidity didn’t stop the band from playing a scorching two-hour set and I danced the whole time. (And I thank them for sharing their talents. If you get a chance and like to dance, they are New Orleans gift to the rest of us).
Summer lesson one- sometimes water just doesn’t do it and real dehydration is awful (head spins, nausea, dizziness)! I share this as a warning to other sunshine dancers… STAY HYDRATED!
I was down for the count for a week!
Yet I don’t know a better feeling than dancing in the sunshine to live music. Actually, any live music is a gift 😊
What are your summer adventures?
I can’t believe five years have passed since you first met Zack Brady and Maxi Malone! The inspiration for my second book started with a friend running late and out of boredom, me eavesdropping on the conversation on the next stool at a local dive bar.
Maximum Trouble came about in a bit different fashion.
My massage therapist (everyone should have one – especially if you are subjected to migraines…) wasn’t ready to give up Zack and Maxi. She insisted that there must be more to their story. “You can’t leave them in happily for now land.”
I have trouble with endings. I can write an entire book, 60,000+ words, and then write another dozen endings. I never feel like I get it right. Happily, ever after is too sappy. Happily, for now too temporary. In between too I am so done with this!
I think you understand. As a reader I feel ripped off if the ending is too simple. I try really hard not to do that to you.
Anyway, I listened to my MT, looked at a few vacation pictures from Aruba, visualized the boat off the coast, and the rest, well the rest is Maximum Trouble.
And here’s the best part, well for you, for me it is a lot more work… There is a third book with Zack and Maxi on the way! No title, only Maximum Something. Maybe around 6,000+ words in a very, very rough draft, yet the last in the trilogy is coming soon (keep in mind it took five years to get Maximum Trouble).
Maximum Trouble is available at a few places now yet I will do a big IT’S HERE hoopla thingie within the next week.