Returning to the Blue Sea

At this cold time of year in Canada, one can’t help but daydream of warm, sunny places, and this winter I found myself longing to return to Casa del Mar Azul on the Sea of Cortez, the fictional location of my novel, House of the Blue Sea.

And … drum roll, please …

I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of a prequel to House of the Blue Sea! It’s Paul’s story, and he, in case you don’t recall, is the owner of Casa del Mar Azul, the guy who was once an actor and is an old friend of Mark Jeffery’s. So, if you’ve wondered how a British actor ended up as a Mexican hotelier (as I did) this novella will answer the question. And also take a peek into Sandra’s very first trip to Baja.

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The cover and title are still in progress, but here is a look at what I’m working on.

Ode to the Sunrise Junkie

I’ll be the first to admit that of the 19,000-plus sunrises in my lifetime, I’ve witnessed a relatively small number. You see, even though sunrise is a magical event, it comes at a rather inconvenient time of day. Back in my 9 to 5 career days, I was likely driving to work, at the gym, or already in the office at sunrise. In summer, when the sun comes up hyper-early in Canada, I’m probably still sleeping when the sun makes its appearance. I love a sunrise, but I’m not a true sunrise junkie.

Along the Colorado
Cibola Wildlife Refuge — I made a point to exit the RV early for this one.

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It’s Nature, Keep an Open Mind

It’s snowing this morning. If it’s snowing where you are, you might be saying, “Yuck!” If you’re somewhere else where it isn’t snowing it might be, “Sucks being you.” My question is, “Why does snow suck?” It’s bright, it’s clean, so not really “yucky” at all. Okay, it comes with colder weather but why is that so bad? I have sweaters, many of them, and nice ones. If it didn’t get cold I wouldn’t have a chance to wear them.

snow on the hot tub
First snow on the farm.

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