Oh, it’s been too long since I’ve posted here. Much has been going on behind the screen of this blog — including my finishing and publishing the third Rollin RV Mystery, “Superstition Victim.”
Good thing I finished the book a few months ago. I don’t think I’d be able to focus on it these days.
COVID-19 has affected all of us. To any of you who are personally struggling with an infection or caring for or worrying about a loved one who is, my heart goes out to you. My husband and I have — so far — managed to escape it by scrubbing our hands, wiping surfaces, staying “home” (our 200-foot RV has been in the sunny southwest, so we’ve been able to spend time outside) and jumping six feet away from people who careen too close to us with their shopping carts or in the park.
Some time ago I started making beaded bracelets, and because we’re staying in a spot where I can spread out my supplies, I’ve spent hours and hours every day making bracelets…
…and making a beaded band for this watch:
Of course I’m reading a lot — though I’m trying to measure the amount of news I’m taking in.
And I’m eating well. Too well. My husband is a great cook, and he’s been spoiling us both with awesome meals, like these bacon-wrapped shrimp…
…and this meal with lobster tails, veggies, and bean soup…
…among many others!
How have you been spending your time? What have you been writing? Reading? Doing?
From our little RV to your home: stay safe!
This year my husband and I mark our ninth year as full-time RVers. It’s been an amazing ride! And, writer that I am, I’ve been making notes for years about the experience. While a more in-depth book is still percolating, I did settle down long enough this past winter to pull together some A-to-Z thoughts about what full-timing can involve.
It’s not really a how-to book (plenty of those for folks who want to ditch their sticks and bricks house for one on wheels), and not really a travelogue or essay collection. Instead it’s an oddball collection of insights, I guess you’d say.
RVing Alphabet covers some of the normal stuff (like — how full-timers get their mail on the road) to the more unusual (why not being a xenophobe is a good thing for RVing), to the kinds of things most RVers don’t discuss except among themselves (like dealing with the Lords and Ladies of the Laundry Room).
RVing Alphabet is free via Smashwords here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/736824
Yep, I’m still working on the Rollin RV Mysteries, but I’ve been curious about Smashwords, eager to offer something free, and this seemed the perfect combination for that.
I hope you enjoy it!
My newest novel, Pea Body, featuring amateur sleuths — and full-time RVers — Walt and Betty Rollin, is now available via iTunes!
You can purchase this e-version directly from the iTunes store via this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pea-body/id854711250?mt=11
Or you can select the print version via Lulu from my author spotlight page here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/ellenbooks
As always, thanks for your support and encouragement!
[Now… excuse me while I get back to writing the next Walt and Betty Rollin RV Mystery 🙂 ]
I’m pleased to announce Pea Body is now available on Kobo. You can link to it directly here (or copy and paste this link into your browser’s address bar: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/pea-body ).
At just $2.99 with an immediate ePub download, this is just another way to plunge yourself headfirst into the first Rollin RV Mystery with Walt and Betty.
Waiting for the Kindle or Nook version? Coming soon…..