Praise to the tireless efforts of Betsy Ross. Born 8th amongst 17 children. She continued her deceased husbands upholstery business. Raised in the quaker schools, she couldnt afford slaves. I wear the flag she designed and made where Nike wont. Pass this around.
I have finished the first draft of my next book at 56,193 words I really like this Urban Fantasy with Susan Edwards interacting with her odd assortment of friends. One of them is Miriam, the wife of the hardware store owner, who is missing. Here are a few paragraphs as to her dilemma.
Miriam drove into her driveway after her visit with Jacob. He wasn’t much help but said he’d come over later and look in her pigpen.
The new pig, fatter than the others, kept grunting at her when she first saw it. When it butted the heavy fence posts, she left right away not wanting to excite it. “Nothing more dangerous than a hog on the loose,” she thought.
She headed into her house. Once she removed her coat, she glanced at the calendar on her kitchen wall. At the end of the month, Hiram wrote down the butcher’s phone number. She removed the wall phone receiver from its carrier and then dialed.
“Hi, John? It’s me Miriam. I know Hiram placed an order for you to butcher up four hogs, but can you handle one more? I seem to have an extra one. I’ll check the neighbors and see if they are missing one, first. Thanks. Yeah. If no one claims it, add it to my schedule,” she said. “No, we haven’t found Hiram, yet. The Sheriff didn’t find any bodies in the fire. Thanks, see you then.”
After she hung up the phone, she thought about making lunch and realized she would be fixing it for herself. She missed Hiram. “Where could he be?” she asked herself.
Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale kicks off July 1 and runs through July 31.
Ebooks at 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off, and 100%-off (free)
This will include science fiction and urban fantasy mysteries, travel mystery and several of my short stories.
Inside the book Mystery Along the Danube, I have Rosetta Blessing reading this historical fictional account of love and greed in the fifteenth century. The count's daughter is in love with someone else but due to circumstances, she and the viceroy marry. This is a prequel to Mystery Along the Danube.
We made it back to Idaho from a hot 101 Arizona, and by the second day with little sleep, I wrote another short true story that involved my sister and I when we were young. I'll be putting that in my next newsletter. Be sure to sign up and you'll get to read it.
In the meantime, I decided to reread and edit one of my books to make sure it doesn't have any duplication. I have four copies on my computer screen and sometimes when I correct a sentence or a paragraph, a duplicate quote or two a's occur and I didn't see them at the time.
This afternoon, however, I will continue on with my urban fantasy where Susan is trying to create a happy event to thwart the evil witch. Should be interesting as she enlists the help from a grumpy rabbit. No, this is not a child's story. The other book I was working on surrounding my last trip will be put on hold for a while while I'm writing A Witch Comes A Haunting.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
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