Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lugging home a Watermelon?

More tourists, more traffic, more sunshine, more people with their brains on vacation, at least, I guess that is why the pedestrians swarm across the streets and stand right in front of the traffic and then look confused when a driver honks a horn. This is Seattle and folks here prefer not to honk horns but hey! Even more, they prefer not to run over anyone.

Now you know why I spend my time at home, not in the car. There is a grocery in walking distance which is fine except when I want to buy a watermelon. I can carry me home, but not a watermelon. So once a week I take the car and load it with all the heavy stuff.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summertime -



Best wishes for a happy 4th from Phoebe, Sara, and Liz!



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Clueless in Seattle

School is out and oh yeah, the sun took a vacation and the rain clouds moved in. We adults are hiding out in the bookstores, libraries, any place quiet. Home isn't.





Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hello? Anybody here?

The real mystery in this mystery book store is .....

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Looking for vampires off season...

We took a quick trip to vampire country, the inspiration for the Turning Vampire series, ahead of vacation traffic. Didn't see any vampires but did have lunch at a favorite restaurant and  came home with an armload of treasures from one of our favorite antiquarian bookstores.

Now it is back to work on book 7 of the Mudflat Magic series. This is scheduled for an autumn release date. 

In the meantime, Good Dog?,  another three story collection featuring another of Rock's dogs and other Mudflat problems, is scheduled for midsummer. The first two short story collections in the dog series were Guard Dog? and Watch Dog?  Okay, this did not start out as a planned series. It just happened. Like everything else in Rock's life.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

What to do when it rains...


 Clean book shelves, discover missplaced books, read!

For collectors of children’s books, check out this site with its array of info and articles about book collecting. Now if I can clear another couple inches on a book shelf, maybe I can squeeze in another book. This month I have been rereading my way through the Mary Poppins books (yes, I have them all). And yes, I was inspired by the wonderful Saving Mr. Banks movie.