I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of the Christmas Decoration season, which is what October seems to have become in many retail stores. I went into the hardware store today to find a fun rug for fall and instead found racks of Christmas stockings and Santa hats. I asked my husband, “I know I had a couple of book signings in early October, but how long have I been gone? Did I slip into some time warp on the way back home and completely miss November?”
Since the weather is starting to change for most of you (we’re still sunny and in the 70’s up here in the mountains in Arizona), I decided it was a great time to put my book, Dance of the Winnebagos, on sale so you can share some fun in the sun with me in this first book in my Jackrabbit Junction Mystery series.
I’m often asked if there is a real town in Arizona called Jackrabbit Junction, the town in which much of my series is set. After all, I did set my Deadwood Mystery series in the real-life towns of Deadwood and Lead, South Dakota. Unlike Deadwood, Jackrabbit Junction is only real in my head and on the pages of the series. However, there is a teeny tiny town in southeastern Arizona called Three Way.
It’s a dot on the map where three roads come together in a junction, and it was sort of the inspiration for Jackrabbit Junction. The last time I was in Three Way, there was an RV resort, an old drive-in movie theater, a gas station/mini-mart, and an airport … there may have been a bar there, too. I hope to head down that way again this winter when it gets a little chilly up here in the mountains and spend some time with Claire and the old boys down in the Dancing Winnebago R.V. Park.
She’d once had a boyfriend who’d dusted three times a week, showered twice a day, made sure the food on his plate never mixed, and used a protractor to line his ties up straight. Rather than kill him in his sleep, she’d walked out on him and moved back in with her mom for two months. —Claire Morgan in Dance of the Winnebagos
So, if you’re looking to have a little fun in the Arizona sunshine this fall, or you know someone who could use some laughs and sunshine in their life right now, grab/gift a copy of Dance of the Winnebagos. For a limited time, the ebook will be available for only 99¢ in the U.S. and Canada; and £ .75 in the UK. Bookbub will be featuring Dance of the Winnebagos in an email on Thursday, October 23, 2014 both here in the U.S. and (for the first time) in the U.K.
To see my webpage offering all the links, click this link: Dance Of The Winnebagos
To get you in the mood for Claire and her crazy world in the middle of nowhere Arizona, here’s a fun music video for today: Here You Come Again from Dolly Parton
I get a big kick out of the season of ghouls and ghosts, so I thought it would be fun to hold a contest which will incorporate your favorite Halloween costume photos, creepy recipes, or spooky decorations. For those of you who don’t celebrate Halloween, you could substitute autumn-related photos, recipes, or decorations.
Stay tuned for more information/instructions regarding this contest to come your way very soon via your email inbox, Facebook. Twitter and Google+.
In the meantime, have fun kicking up leaves with me in the cool fall weather (for those of you in the southern hemisphere, enjoy the warm breezes).
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