Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Tribute to Summer

I sigh as I write this. Summer is officially over and I hate to see it end because I’m a summer gal at heart.  But each season has its own beauty, wonder and mystery.
In fact, my first Malone mystery, Mixed Messages, takes place in Autumn and its sequel, Unfinished Business, is set in Winter. My third book, Desperate Deeds, which I'll be sending to my publisher very soon, takes place in Spring. (The west side of Cincinnati is the setting for those books.) So, it should come as no surprise that the fourth book in the series will be set in Summer. (There will be a change in locale.)
Although I enjoy each season, I relish the feeling of freedom that summer brings. No jackets, coats or boots to wear. I love to go barefoot, wearing only shorts and a tee shirt and I love to swim. But, more than anything, I look forward to traveling to the ocean in the summertime and sinking my feet into the soft, cool sand as I gaze at the waves crashing to shore. So, as my tribute to summer, I’d like to share a few photos of some of my previous vacations.

 Tybee Island, Georgia 2003

 Biloxi, Mississippi 2005

 Pensacola Beach, Florida 2011
Virginia Beach, Virginia 2013
May the spirit of summer dwell in your heart all year long!