Friday, September 29, 2017

Favorite Passage in my WIP

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. I grinned a lot as I worked this scene.

The phone rang again and Brewster motioned at herself. I told her to knock herself out. I have to admit her voice carried the whole hooker hotline-ambiance better. Flynn says I lack emotion in my voice.
It was a date for Julia. Hadn’t heard her name yet. When Brewster hung up, she wondered aloud how much the girls get for a date. “Probably a week of my pay.”
I suggested she could fill in for Emily. “That woman is in demand.”
“Nah. Probably catch the clap, with my luck with men.”
“You have bad luck with men?” I asked. Yep. I was surprised. I mean, she’s a brick house, good looking, smart, witty. I’d do her if I had the time. Wouldn’t really. Flynn has me convinced I’m not gay. Though I still hold the tiniest bit of doubt. Wouldn’t know for sure until I sampled straight sex, probably.



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Mish Mash

Greetings from the Hermit Writer. Because of the heat, and Irma, and her debris, I haven't been on a PBWA (photography by walking around). So I thought I would share some old favorites. Hope you enjoy.


Arguing mates. 


A pair of lovelies on a thistle


Sunrise from Ballast Point, Tampa


Hillsborough R taken from the bridge, during a bicycle ride


Sparrows are one of my favorite creatures...at Myakka River SP


Enjoying the setting sun on the causeway, Tampa Bay

The yard of an abandoned property in Pasco, County...taken during a bike ride.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma is History...

...and thankfully the Wheeler clan is well and good. Irma stayed over land and calmed more than expected, from a cat 3 to a cat 2. But even with that, we were amazingly left whole. We expected devastation. 12 of my Tampa neighbors lost their homes through fallen trees...read that number again...12...not 120,000. Dina says it was prayers. I'm good with that.

In joy I share yesterday's view, the same angle I took Saturday night as Irma neared...and am full of joy all those limbs (for the most part) are still up there. Lots of debris. But the house is whole. And the pups and I survived. All good news.

Note the sound of the generators in the background. Most of the 'hood' got their electric back on at 2:30 this AM. Many neighbors weren't so lucky. They are on lines downed by a tree up the street. My heart and prayers for all who lived through what could have been a much worse storm.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Irma Is Coming

Last time I posted, we expected Hurricane Irma to track up the East Coast of Florida. We woke this morning to a West Coast track...right over my home of Tampa. As my neighbor said, "Irma is going to be redrawing this part of Florida," and there will be a lot of us without homes in 30 hours or so.

I put my foot down and sent Dina to stay with friends on the East Coast. I'm hunkering down since not much I can do with two fifty pound dogs. I look up at the giant oaks surrounding my house, and I'm not embarrassed to say I'm worried.

Maybe pray for us, if you believe.

So here are some snaps from a paddle I took on Monday




On the south side of the river


On the north side of the river



Love the deadwood poking out.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Just Foolin' Around

Greetings from the very-worried Hermit Writer. (Irma is coming)









Prayers for the Seaboard

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Eve Silver - SINS OF THE HEART

This is a self-published novel? I don’t give 5 stars . . . I just don’t. Couldn’t say I ever have. Probably have, but it’s been a long time. I gave this 5 stars. Eve Silver’s writing is criminally intense and absorbing. If you enjoy the genre (demigods and reapers) you will love this. Guaranteed. Just see what NYT had to say:

“Darkly delicious, savagely beautiful, fiercely seductive—SINS OF THE HEART sets the new gold standard in paranormal romance. This story will ravish you. Simply put, Eve Silver owns me.” —New York Times

Best part. Right now it is freeeeee on Amazon [click here]