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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Greetings from South of Down Under by Warren Bull

Greetings from south of Down Under by Warren Bull

New Zealand is noted as one of the best places to live on earth. Kiwis have a knack for making things simple and sensible.  For example, the smallest coin is worth ten cents.  Think of the time and effort saved in counting out change.  For one and two dollars they have coins.  Much longer lasting than paper bills. The higher value the coin has, the larger it is.  Bills have a clear spot, which must make counterfeiting much more difficult.

I especially appreciate airports. When you land after too many hours in the air, in the terminal you see a sign that says “Start Here.” It is in fact where you start. What a concept.  Bins to dump fruit and vegetables that are not allowed in the country are called amnesty bins. You can keep your chocolate. I learned that too late.

Bus drivers are very helpful. One driver got off the bus to point out our destination. In the time I spent in New Zealand I saw one crabby driver. He was funny without meaning to be.
Election cycles are much shorter than in the states. The speeches I’ve heard were much more civil.  There is an election going on now, but the only way I know that is from reading billboards.
I’ve seen groups standing and chatting with members of all social classes together. You can’t tell a professor from a groundskeeper by their behavior or the company they keep.

Ps: The carrots here are delicious.

Where is your favorite non-US place?


KB Inglee said...

I love my grandmother's home in Weymouth, Nova Scotia where I spent the war years, that's WWII.
I haven't traveled much abroad, but I loved Iceland. My travels to Iceland now are mostly in detective fiction.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

I haven't traveled much but I do like Canada. New Zealand sounds like a wonderful country to visit.

Margaret Turkevich said...

Enjoy your stay in New Zealand far from the reach of the American political scene.

from my childhood: my grandparents' cottage on Cape Cod

in my adult life: our visits to London

Kait said...

New Zeeland looks and sounds like a delightful place!

E. B. Davis said...

When I need to ship something to my home on Hatteras Island, I'm often told that my zip code doesn't exist. So--I'm thinking my favorite non US place is here!

Tina said...

Negril, Jamaica. Right on Seven Mile Beach.

Shari Randall said...

Sounds like New Zealand agrees with you!
Non-US? The islands of Greece.

Warren Bull said...

So many wonderful places.

KM Rockwood said...

I've never been to New Zealand, but it sounds delightful. One of my daughters, who does a lot of traveling for both business and pleasure, says it's her favorite place in the world. Not only wonderful scenery, etc, but the nicest, most helpful people she's ever encountered.