Monday Morning Musing

First, I have some exciting news. Desperate Season, the third book in the Seasons Mystery Series is ready for pre-order over at Amazon. I’ve listed it at a special price of only $1.99 for the ebook, so if you’ve been eager to read the next book, now’s your chance to get it for less than a cup of coffee.

I was shocked last time I got a regular coffee at a restaurant and it was $2.39. But I digress.

Here’s a bit about the new book:

Children dying is a cop’s worst nightmare. Throw drugs in the mix, and the nightmare gets worse. Dallas Homicide Detectives, Angel Johnson and Sarah Kingsly, who are still trying to sort out their partnership, race to stop the influx of a nasty new street drug that is killing kids as young as ten. Those kids should be playing in the park, not dying in it.

Who owns the streets of Dallas?

Can the detectives take them back before more kids die?

 PRAISE FOR THE SEASONS SERIES:  “Try this debut mystery by a journalist for its open treatment of current urban problems, clean prose, and realistic depiction of women working together. For readers who enjoy Robin Burcell and fans of police procedurals.” Library Journal

. . . gripping second mystery featuring Dallas, Tex., police detectives Sarah Kingsly and Angel Johnson. . . . The relationship between the women is just as absorbing as the search for the killer. Few readers will anticipate the closing twist.” Starred review for STALKING SEASON from Publishers Weekly.


Are any of you planning to attend the virtual Democratic Convention, or the Republican Convention?

Other than attending the 1984 GOP convention in Dallas to cover it for a regional publication, I’ve never paid much attention to those gatherings. To me, they’ve always been too much like a pep rally, as opposed to offering really substantive information to help a person decide for whom who to vote. I read stories from trusted news sources in making my decisions and gather information from a number of outlets, not just one or two.

I think it is of vital importance, especially now with how quickly mis-information can fly around the Internet, that we take time to check the veracity of what is being tossed out there for our consideration by both parties and both candidates for a position.

Do you have favorite places to find out more about candidates prior to an election? Please do share in the comments.

I’ve had Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano on my wish list at Amazon for some time and the Kindle price just dropped to $2.99, so I grabbed it today.

This amazing story captured my interest when it first came out, but the price was too far above my personal $5 limit to purchase an ebook. Major publishers still release e-books for over $10, which is sometimes more than the paperback.

Anyway, I’m happy to do a shout-out for this book today.

What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live? 

One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.

Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?


That’s all for me for today, folks. I hope you are all staying safe and well.

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