It’s July! Hiking, book deals and summer reading
July 1, 2021
Categorised under: New England, Writing Life
Happy July! Happy summer!
June ended with a heat wave even here in our corner of Vermont but it’s cooled off now. Our crew will be here for Fourth of July weekend. Our granddaughter, Niamh, five, specifically requested fireworks this year; they were canceled last year. We’ll spread out a blanket in the grass and watch the show.
We’re also planning a hike this weekend, and more hikes this summer. Last week, we visited the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Raptors, reptiles, woodland trails and the popular “canopy walk.” The kids had a great time! So did the adults. I skipped the “web” on the canopy walk, though.
Well-timed breaks are important to my writing process. I come back to the story in progress with fresh energy and fresh eyes. I’m still in “monk mode” but will have more info soon. Promise!
In the meantime, if you’ve missed some of my books, now’s an excellent time to dive in. Cold Ridge is on sale this month in eBook for just $1.99. It’s the first book in one of my most popular series. You can also grab the second book, Night’s Landing, for just $3.99.
Want a list of books in my various series? Check here.
This summer my TBR list includes rereading Assignment in Brittany by Helen MacInnes. She wrote this classic espionage novel during World War II. It was in a collection my mother bought for us as teens, and now it’s available again in print. I also recently finished The Searcher by Tana French. Wow, what a book. And I’m always up for my friend J.T. Ellison’s latest. Her Dark Lies is a page-turner, set on an Italian island, one of those places one would like to visit without the murders!
Whatever’s on your TBR list, whatever your plans for the summer, enjoy!