A special birthday cake was made recently for the president of a dog club. It wasn’t made by a commercial bakery. I think the young woman did an outstanding job! The filling between the cake layers was made up of chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas as well as a few other things. It was REALLY good!
It’s wonderful to see the flowers of spring blooming.
Here’s another beautiful Mendocino morning!
My first book, MURDER AT REDWOOD COVE, was released as an audio book last month. I recently received copies of it. The audio company created a different cover. I wanted to share it with you. The other two will be coming out in audio format as well.
I go to Mendocino several times a year to do research for my mystery series. This particular morning there was some beautiful color!
Pie party! I’m sure you can imagine how those two words bring smiles to people’s faces. It’s a great theme for a get together. My husband and I attended one last month. We had a great time! I just put one in my fourth book.
It’s been a whirlwind three weeks. Some of it has been difficult, some challenging, and some of it a lot of it fun. I’ll be catching up with you on what’s been happening. I’ll start with the Mendocino Whale Festival which is what Whale Frolic in MURDER AT THE MANSION is based upon. It starts with a chowder tasting in the morning at the Crown Hall built in 1901. There was definitely an eating frenzy that happened when the doors opened!
I had a wonderful time at the Mendocino Whale Festival. My husband made a slideshow with whale pictures from our trips to San Ignacio Lagoon. People really enjoyed it. I showed it at one of Saturday’s events and then had a “meet and greet” at the local bookstore on Sunday for my Kelly Jackson mystery series. MURDER AT THE MANSION has Whale Frolic in it which is based on this event. I met a lot of nice people. THEN something happened I’d never experienced before–hail in Mendocino! Luckily it was late afternoon and the events were over.