SO GET A LOAD OF THIS….. I have owned 5 different boats, 7 trailers (don’t ask), a countless number of rods and reels, and several million fishing lures during my illustrious career as an outdoorsman. All this for 5 or 10 good fish. (worth eating) So what happens last week? Well, I spent about 5 days in the lovely coastal village of Port Aransas, Texas. Outside of our condo, there was a fishing pier, which I visited one evening….. and caught about 30 redfish and trout! Without a boat! Without a trailer! Using a borrowed rod and reel! I’m telling you folks, life just ain’t fair!
My wife also did some hooking. (Better make that, fishing.) She can cast quite well. On a “scale” of one to ten, I would give her an eight. She didn’t catch any fish, but she did manage to pierce a tourist from Arkansas. (Holy moly!) We stayed at the Dunes Condominiums, which are right on the beach. The weather was simply incredible, bright sunshine every day, and the water was actually quite warm. (Warmer than the Caribbean!) Port A is truly a lovely place, but they need a nude beach. Not that I would go there. I once went bottomless and asked a lady if I was making her uncomfortable. She replied….. (all together now) “No, it’s no big thing!”
Good news on the publishing front….. THE GRACELAND GANG went to the printer on Friday and in two or three weeks it will hit Amazon.com, Kindle, Nook, etc. I think my fans, or should I say Adam Gold’s fans, will really enjoy the new book. Judge Susan is the only resident of North America who has seen the newly designed cover, and she absolutely adored the darn thing. (Or was that me she was referring to?)
Speaking of Judge Susan….. I would like to send my warmest wishes to her lovely daughter, Miss Kellie. Just want you to know that we are all thinking about you, Miss K! (But you already knew that, right?)
My new publisher tells me that THE PIRATE PATH (another Adam Gold masterpiece) will be going to the book design department one day next week. I have seen the initial layout, and once again, I am overwhelmed by the professionalism of the resident artists.
The really BIG news is that my first (and so far, only) non-fiction book (THE SECOND MOURNING) has been read by a VERY prominent literary agent who absolutely loved the manuscript! I was truly surprised by his positive response, and I am now putting together a formal book proposal. I shall, as they say, keep you informed of my progress. Keep you fingers crossed for me!
My blog followers in Zaire (yeah, that’s right, I’m huge in Africa) have sent me some photographs of their last book club meeting, and with my daughter’s help, I will try to post them next Sunday. Do you know what they serve as a snack during their meetings? Baked missionary! (All right, I’m lion.) Maybe I should stop “beating around the bush?” Bongo, bongo, bongo, I just hate to leave the Congo….. However, I must prepare for the government shutdown. (I’m stocking up on tequila)
Take care, have a great week, and look for the vivid details of my upcoming karaoke dinner party! (Where can I buy ear-plugs?) Love to all…..
You are still crazy but we love you anyway! Can’t wait to see the new Graceland Gang and Pirate Path. Ye hah!
I’m seeing glimmers of your high school self with your wit and humor. You remind me a little of Nelson DeMille. I just finished the Gate House and have started Wild Fire. This is intended as a flattering comparison, by the way. And, I can’t wait to read your new book. Best of luck!