I hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Just when you thought things were going to lighten up, the world is faced with another challenge. I don’t mean to be a Debbie-Downer, but my heart breaks for the people of Ukraine, and anywhere else there is tyranny and injustice. It’s no surprise aliens don’t want to come here. Too bad they can’t pick up all the bad guys and whisk them off the planet. Maybe I should start writing science fiction. Ha. Ha. I have often said if women ruled the world, we wouldn’t have any of this fighting. Ok. Maybe a little hair-pulling but women still have a nurturing instinct, at least for now. So let’s pray – however and to whomever you pray – we can find peaceful coexistence.
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This year it’s more like a rollercoaster. One day it’s 70 degrees, the next it’s hovering around 30. Yep, everything is off kilter, so we need to try even harder to keep our balance. In a very short time we will see daffodils, tulips, and forsythia’s in bloom bringing us a sense of hope. I hope!
Next month we have Easter. Last year I told you how we arrive at Easter Sunday. Here’s a refresher:
It is the FIRST Sunday after the FIRST Full Moon AFTER the Equinox (equal hours of daylight and dark). Follow me with the math. This year The Equinox is March 20th. The first full moon after the Equinox is April 16. The first Sunday after that is April 17th. Voila! Passover is also on its own calendar and this year it’s the weekend of Easter. God sure works in mysterious ways.
For book news: 19 Yellow Moon Road is # 9 on the New York Times Best Seller List!
Fear Thy Neighbor, a stand-alone hardcover will be available first week of April. It’s about a woman, Alison Marshall, who is looking for a place to call home. She finds a something that seems to be is everything she hoped. But as days turn into weeks, she uncovers a dark side to this supposedly peaceful haven, but something clandestine is lurking among the locals, and once Alison discovers what it is, she faces a stark choice. It’s intriguing and suspenseful and I don’t want to give any more details away. SO…
This months’ contest is a signed copy Fear Thy Neighbor!
I am working on a new novel for next year. It’s about a chef, a mysterious illness, and a secret past. While I was writing it, I came across some recipes that I am going to share with you now.
Be well, be safe! Take care of yourself.
All the best,