Nevertheless, yesterday's mini-ice storm and an uncertain forecast encouraged a little discretion (you know, the better part of valor) and we cancelled plans to meet son Andy and family in the Quad Cities to celebrate our youngest grandson Elliot's ninth birthday. In addition, the Dreamcatchers' Trivia contest scheduled for later in the day was postponed. Bummer. But the result was a day to cozy in, polish off the leftovers in the fridge, read, and work on the outline for the third volume of Frannie and Larry's adventures.
The Blue Coyote is currently with my wonderful early readers--Marcia, Ginge, and Angie. Also, sister Gretchen is reading it so that she can work on the cover idea. Meanwhile reviews for Bats and Bones begin to mount slowly, both on Amazon and on Goodreads. But one of my favorite comments came from a friend in an email to the effect that soon campers making reservations would check to make sure Frannie Shoemaker didn't have the next site.