NO, NOT THE HORSE RACE! (I wouldn’t “nag” you about that!) However, I have crossed a “finish line” of sorts. I am pleased to announce that the third installment of the “Adam Gold Mystery Series” will be published and available for purchase on or about August 1st. The book is titled, DEVIL’S COVE, and it recently received the following review from a major New York publication (Kirkus Reviews) :
“Intensely clever, entirely credible… smart, suspenseful and securely anchored in procedure and purpose. Yanoff is one of the best writers of clever mysteries at the moment… for those who enjoy a bit of humor in their heroes, Adam Gold has to be at the top of the list.”
Wow, I couldn’t have asked for a better review, and I am VERY grateful for the kind words. We still need to adjust the spacing on the front cover (my first name is too close to my middle initial) but after that, we should be good to go. Also exciting is the fact that we have reached a new blog milestone this week. This (semi) humorous and (vaguely) intelligent blog now has….. 5,000 followers!!
Forty-three countries now carry this blog, including, as of this morning, Bangladesh! Do you know of this country? Bangladesh is a small, liberal enclave surrounded by more conservative neighbors who would like to crush it. (Much like Austin, Texas!) Just kidding, we love Austin. (After the Spurs lost, we’re not sure about San Antonio!)
Speaking of political things, did you notice that President Obama was in Texas recently? Poor guy is engulfed by scandal. When he went to San Antonio, he said, “Remember the Alamo! And forget about Benghazi!” Then he announced that the F.B.I. was using drones to spy on Americans. Big deal. Let’s be proud of the fact that the drones were made in America, by Americans, to spy on Americans.
Hey, I just saw an N.S.A. van drive by my house! No wait, that’s a Verizon vehicle. Never mind. Incidentally, why do they call that other group the “Internal Revenue Service?” Confiscating my money is one “service” I could do without! (No more I.R.S. jokes, lest I be audited!)
So what else is new? Have you noticed that women who wear burkas never smile?
I have been busy “cleaning up” the final manuscript of DEVIL’S COVE, so I have not participated in any book signing/speaking engagements this week. However, next week I shall be making an appearance in Dripping Springs, a lovely little town that bills itself as the “Gateway to the Hill Country.” (With this heat, I’m sure I’ll be doing plenty of dripping!) Nonetheless, I shall “spring” into action when the show begins! If you’re in the vicinity, stop on by Milton Reimers Ranch. (and bring your checkbook and a canteen)
Well, amigos y amigettes, I must run. Last night my posse and I ate at a restaurant called “Little Greece.” (At least it was Greek to me) Unfortunately, they used a lot of grease at Little Greece, hence the running. Don’t worry, I’m sure everything will come out fine. (Gross!) Take care and have a wonderful week…..
And by the way, if all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
Love to all,