July is awesome!

July is awesome!
It’s finally summer and the weather is great! As we all maneuver through the continuing pandemic threat, we can still celebrate our great country, our continued good health, and our fantastic families and friends.July is always a special month for me because it’s the month for multiple birthdays in my family. Although we have to celebrate most occasions this month by virtual meet-ups these days, we still have fun grilling our favorite foods and sipping cool drinks on the patio. I hope you take time to relax and mentally vacation from all the woes of the world. I intend to do just that – next month. So, there won’t be a Newsletter in August.See you in the Fall!

Cover Reveal!Tada!  Here it is!This is the final cover for Book Two in my detective series that will launch later this month. You’ll be the first to know when it goes live because I’ll shoot you a quick email to let you know the specific launch day. It will be available in ebook and print formats.Now that Book Two is finished and ready to launch, I’m starting Book 3, the final volume in my detective trilogy, tentatively titled “Filthy Filip.” Hopefully it will be ready to go by Fall.

Fourth of July Fizz
Let’s celebrate this month with a refreshing cocktail.
1 cup blueberries
2 1/2 cups Ocean Spray grape cranberry juice drink
2 cups blueberry vodka
2 1/2 cups ginger ale
2 1/2 cups club soda
1 lime, juiced
Smash blueberries into the bottom of a drink pitcher with a large spoon. Add the rest of the ingredients into the pitcher and stir. Serve over ice [serves 10]
For one serving: add 2 tbsp blueberries to glass and smash with spoon or fork. Add 2 oz blueberry vodka, 1/4 cup of the juice, 2 oz ginger ale, 2 oz club soda, and squeeze the juice of 1 lime wedge.

Thank you for your continued encouragement and for enjoying the crazy, kooky, twisted characters that inhabit all of my stories. I would like to ask you again to consider leaving a review wherever you get my books. Reviews really are a major way to get the attention of advertisers and those who might be on the lookout for a new film project!

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