My scheduled guest is Marilyn Meredith, author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series and the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series. Her post will publish at 6:00 AM.
On with the letter I:
Featured author: Greg Iles
I don’t know Greg and haven’t had any opportunities to meet or contact him, and he’s not from Colorado either. Even so, he’s my choice for featured author because I’m a big fan of his novels, especially the thrillers. It would take so long to list all his titles (which cross genres), that I’m just going to send you to the book page on his website so you can see the cover art and read the synopses.
Iron Ties is the second book in Ann’s Silver Rush mysteries. The well-researched historical series is set in Leadville, Colorado, featuring Inez Stannert, part-owner of the Silver Queen Saloon. There’s plenty of intrigue and a love interest who makes me think of Rhett Butler.
Iron Ties won the Colorado Book Award and received honorable mention for the Arizona Book Award in Mystery/Suspense.
If you’re interested, start with the first book in the series, Silver Lies.
Word of the Day: Impossible
I’ve heard it said that nothing is impossible, but that’s silly. For instance, it would be impossible for me to hike up a 14er (for those who live in the flat lands, that’s a mountain that’s at least 14,000 feet high).
But we often get ourselves into a mindset of believing something is impossible when the goal would be quite attainable if we made the choices required to achieve the desired end. I am reminded of this every time I think of Chuck Sambuchino’s keynote speech at the Northern Colorado Writers Conference when he gave us one piece of writing advice: Put down the remote.
Would it be impossible for me to write a book a year for the next five years? Yes, it would be impossible if I continued to procrastinate and waste time the way I often do now.
But if I put my mind to it, that’s an reachable goal. Do I want to do it enough to make the necessary sacrifices? We’ll see.
Do you have a goal you would have once considered impossible?