As the release of the 4th book in my Jackrabbit Junction Mystery series draws near (January 31, 2016), I thought it would be fun to share some of the pictures I’ve taken in southeastern Arizona where the fictional town of Jackrabbit Junction is set. These pictures were taken in the spring. They give you an idea of the landscape and blue sky that has ensnared Claire’s heart, making her want to live in the “boonies” among the jackrabbits and tumbleweeds.
Whenever I am in southeastern Arizona, I enjoy the feeling of so much space around me, the fresh desert air, and the interesting little spiky plants of all kinds. There are the amazing sunsets that just seem to go on and on, filling the big sky with all sorts of colors as the sun sinks behind the western mountain ranges.
Arizona has several Biomes (a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g., forest or desert.) According to the Arizona Habitats website (http://arizonaexperience.org/land/az-habitats), the Transition Zone “yields to the mountain ranges, sky islands, and intervening valleys of the Basin and Range Province. Each area has unique vegetation and wildlife that has adapted to thrive in that specific habitat.” In other words, adapted to different Biomes, such as the Desert, the Chaparral, or the Temperate deciduous forest up high in the Basin and Range mountain sky islands.
My fictional town of Jackrabbit Junction is in the Basin and Range region, which consists of many ranges of Northwest-to-Southeast folded and faulted mountains with wide open basins or valleys between them.
Okay, back to book stuff. I am looking for a few CRAZY COYOTES to help me promote my new book ~The Rowdy Coyote Rumble! I have many prizes I will be giving away on February 19th for those who help me (see the picture below).
All you need to do is send an email to reader@AnnCharles.com with Crazy Coyote in the Subject line. Please include your name and mailing address in the body of the email. I will send you instructions on January 29th. Join my Crazy Coyote crew! If you have already signed up to be a crazy coyote, then you are in!
The Rowdy Coyote Rumble (Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series – Book #4) is available for pre-order on all the regular sites. The ebook will release on January 31, 2016. If you pre-order it will automatically be downloaded to your favorite reading platform!
“A dust devil of mystery and mayhem pulls Claire into a storm full of rowdy sisters, ominous threats, relationship snafus, and a dangerous mine that could be a treasure trove of trouble. It’s only a matter of time before this rumble turns into an all-out calamity!”
EBOOK: To pre-order the ebook, go to: http://bit.ly/RowdyCoyoteRumble
PRINTED BOOK: The printed version will be available via the usual printed vendors in early February. Check back at my website for details on where in February.
I hope you have a fun and prosperous 2016. I have several stories planned for your reading entertainment. Stay tuned for more chuckles and winces as the year rolls along.