Several nights ago I was out walking my dog around our neighborhood and I noticed a white van parked at a side street waiting for something. It was dark so I watched it for a few minutes. Finally the van pulled out and stopped next to me. I noticed an NBC logo on the side. The driver asked if we had any crime problems in the area and what, if anything, did I have to do with crime-watch efforts. I told him we were having some problems but that they had abated lately. He told me about a story that he was following up on a new technology called Smart Water--a kind of water that, when touched by a bad guy, stays on him for up to 5 years. I was fascinated.
He was puzzled by my interest. I write crime/fiction I said.
Wow, he said, can I talk with you at your home about your books and have any of them been published as yet? I said sure to the first question--worried about my wife's reaction to TV camera's in our home late at night when she was in her Pajamas--as I was at the time as well==and no to the second, explaining that my agent was still shopping them.
So we did the interview with me at my computer typing a a passage in A Cold Copper Moon (book 3)--in our dining room--after I had explained to my wife that this was not joke as I came into the house with our dog and told her that NBC/Fox was at the door.
The moral: Don't walk your dog at night in your PJs. You never know whom you may run into.
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The next event is at Lely Library (Collier County Library System), on Friday, Nov 9th from 10-4 PM
Forty authors will attend this book fair.
You can meet the writers, purchase signed books, and explore what the Naples community has to offer readers.
What are you doing the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Come to the movies! Tipsy Cow Ice Cream parlor, next to Prado Theater in Bonita Springs, will host the author. Come and enjoy the delicious ice cream, meet the author for a reading, then go to the movies! Prizes will make the day even more fun.