Showing posts from July, 2013

Lost Luggage...Vacation Fun

Gorgeous beach sunset They lost our luggage, first thing.  Now that's a great way to start a vacation.  The real question, though, was how?  We had a direct flight from Charlotte, NC to Fort Myers Beach, FL.  No connection, no rush to catch a plane, so how do you lose someone's luggage? Talented, I guess. The baggage claims representatives in Fort Myers Beach kept insisting that we must have missed our luggage.  "Are you sure it's not there?  Did you check the ones in our office?" That second question annoyed me each and every time they asked it.  Why?  Because we were standing in their office, a mere two feet from the baggage referred to. So, where did it go?  Providence, Rhode Island. Yes, you read that correctly, Rhode Island. Really?  How? They gave us an overnight essentials bag, pathetic in its offerings, and told us if our bags made it on the next flight, they would come in the next day around 11:19am.  We could drive back to the airport t

Great Summer Reading Choices

Summer time means people looking for some great things to read on vacation.  Let me suggest a few options from my local writing group. First, my short story, Pieces, appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of moonShine review .  This volume (pictured left) contains stories about choices. I've read all of the entries, and you can't go wrong if you want to order a copy.  Another member of our writing group, Bob Strother, has a story in this issue, too. Susan  Boyer, hit the Kindle top 100 for her book, Low Country Boil .  Her first mystery has received quite a bit of notice and she's won several awards including the Agatha for first novel.  Congrats, Susan!  I blogged about her book when it first came out:  Low Country Boil Simmers with Heat and Excitement . Another friend, Bob Strother, released his book, Shug’s Place: A Novel-in-Stories .  I have my copy and can't wait to read it during my vacation later this month.  This is Bob's second short story book.  I