Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
On Thursday, I finally did what I've been threatening to do all year, and finished the first draft on a new Crombie story. So all you lovely people who offered to beta read or review, check your inboxes. Don't worry if you've forgotten who you are, because I haven't - and I know where your email lives!
To celebrate, we drove the van down to the coast, intending to get in some serious kayaking. But the weather had other plans and the tail end of a hurricane blew in. Minutes after this image of a lovely natural sculptured section of break wall was taken, even blacker clouds rolled across the sun.
The last total eclipse I witnessed wasn't this dark.
Alert readers may notice an absence of people on the beach.
This is probably because most people listen to the little internal voice that says, 'never take your kayak out in a hurricane.' Other people need a big shouty external voice that says, 'are you completely crazy? There's a hooley blowing, you can't tell land from sea, and you want to go for a pleasure trip on the Atlantic?!'
If you ever find yourself in the latter situation, here's some practical advice. Keep calm ...
... and keep possession of the van keys.
Oh, and if you haven't yet put your hand up for a review copy of the latest Crombie title, there's still time!
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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