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July Interview Schedule:
7/3 Jean Stone A Vineyard Summer
7/10 Mark Bergin
7/17 Christin Brecher Murder's No Votive Confidence
7/24 Dianne Freeman A Ladies' Guide to Gossip
7/31 J. C. Kenney A Genuine Fix

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 7/6 V. M. Burns, 7/13 Joe Amiel,

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 7/20 Gloria Alden, 7/27 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.


KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

Congratulations to Shari Randall for WINNING the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interview about the book here. Yay, Shari!

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Things to Do at the Beach

It’s May—and that means the temperatures are in the mid 70s and sunny in the Outer Banks. A friend of mine traveled to the islands over spring break. It was “biker” week and the islands were packed with kids and motorcycles. Usually, the Canadians come to the beach to defrost over spring break. A stretch of Pamlico Sound between Avon and Buxton is named Canadian Hole due to the numbers of Canadians who wind and kite surf there. Don’t know what kite surfing is? Here’s a clue, and if I were younger…dang, missed out on this scene!

My friend said that the ferry lines to Ocracoke were eight lines wide and deep. I was disappointed that I couldn’t go with her, but as I write this blog, I’m anticipating traveling there within two days. Some people get bored on the beach. I feel sorry for them. Get ready, lather up with sun block, leave the fancy sunglasses at home and buy yourself a pair of Sea Strikers-polarized, cheap and worthy. Here’s some of the ways I know to enjoy the beach.

Forget the expensive cosmetics; roll in the sand to exfoliate

Remember the inner child—build a sand castle, sit in the surf and let the waves roll you

Read a book that you haven’t had time to read

Catch up on your sleep

Sit a spell and talk to your spouse, mate, child, friend

Boogie board with your spouse, mate, child, friend

Heal—the salt water and sand will mend many ailments

Find sea shells, take them home and decorate with them

Try ocean kayaking or surfing

Swim

Fish

Read magazines that no one need know you read

Take a walk; take pictures of the wonders around you

Fill your cooler for lunch—remember happy hour

Dig a hole until the sea comes up



At the Sea-side
By Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup;
In every hole the sea came up
Till it could come no more.

Happy 60th Birthday to my brother, Nat.

3 comments:

Warren Bull said...

It sounds like fun.

E. B. Davis said...

We call it "Island Time" Warren. As soon as you get off the bridge, the tension and stress roll off your shoulders. I can't imagine life without IT (it is intelligence, but hold the technology).

Pauline Alldred said...

I had a sudden urge to leap into the car and drive to Cape Cod. I love the sound of the sea and the smell. I leave eating and drinking until I leave the sandy area. Born on an island where no one is more than 60 miles from the sea, I miss most the ocean abd the wildness and power of the sea.