NO, I WILL NOT BE DISCUSSING MY HONEYMOON NIGHT AGAIN! (Besides, as I explained to the wife, I had jet lag.) Nor will I be discussing illegal gun shipments to Mexico. Actually, I’m referring to my writing revisions, which have been fast and furious in order hit my publishing deadline for THE SECOND MOURNING. Man, this editing thing is for the birds. No rest for the wicked, I mean, the weary. I don’t even have time to take a nap! Which reminds me….. If a person refuses to take a nap, could they be locked up for….. “resisting a rest?” Hmmmm.
Well, what else is new? (Wait, don’t tell me!) I am pleased to announce that I received notification that DEVIL’S COVE (Adam Gold mystery number three) was recently nominated to receive the 2014 Raymond Chandler Writing Award! However, I wouldn’t get my hopes up. (Elmore Leonard is also in the running!) Still, all of these little awards add up, and I am thrilled to be among such wonderful writers. In other words, I have little chance of winning, but my writing resume keeps growing. Nothing wrong with that.
On the subject of honors….. The Mighty Cobra (my poker identity) was well on his way to another final table when he tangled with Rich “Big Win” Walker last Thursday evening. Incredibly, my pair of sevens held up against his Ace/King! However, the poker gods do have a wicked sense of humor, so a few hands later my two aces in the hole got busted by a lousy set of fives! Life ain’t fair!
Did you folks hear that President Obama asked the Pope to make him a saint because of Obamacare? The Pope said he would consider the request, since it was going to take a miracle to make the program work! All I can say is Bingo!
I have attached another photograph to this blog, so if you are the first person to tell me where this lady went to college, you will win a $100 gift card! Good luck, and no cheating! (If you were willing to split the prize with me, I might give you the answer!)
Speaking of great prizes….. I would like to share some bizarre history with you folks. As you might know, my next book (The Second Mourning) deals with the assassination of President Garfield. Well, try this on for size….. Did you know that Lincoln was shot at the theatre named “Ford?” Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln,” which was made by….. Ford! (Get this: Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both Presidents were shot in the head. Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy. Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln!) Ah, the mystery of history!!
Well, my dear family and friends, that’s about it for this week. Please tune in next Sunday for another thrilling post, and until we meet again, please have a safe and happy week. Love to all,
P.S. This Sunday’s blog is dedicated to “Miss Mollie,” a very special dog who brought fifteen years of happiness to a dear friend. R.I.P., little princess.
And now for your photograph…..
Hiram Eclectic Institute. Can’t wait for the new book.
Thank you doc