This will be a short blog. Not much new, it’s a beautiful day in Puerto Vallarta, and I’m going for a walk on the beach. But first… a short story, and then, a heartfelt thanks.
First the story. Ran into some neighbors this week. They told me were talking to a close friend of theirs in Columbus, Ohio; mentioned their new neighbor, me, the fact that I was a published author and that they had recently read several of my books. The friend in Columbus asked,
“Would his name be David Lyons?”
“Our Book Club just bought his first book, Ice Fire. We love it. I noticed he lives in Puerto Vallarta.”
So, our mutual friend will ensure that we meet when this reader comes to visit. That’s a short story, but a meaningful one to an author struggling for recognition in the competitive and rapidly changing world of publishing. Hello, Columbus.
Now a heartfelt thanks. I know I’m late to the party, but I have recently tried to increase my activity on Facebook. The response from the good people of New Orleans to this effort has been overwhelming and very much appreciated. I love your town and have visited your city enough times over the years to probably qualify for honorary citizenship – except that such a welcoming status is automatically conferred on everyone who comes to the Big Easy, immediately on arrival. In my imagination, I visit N.O. daily, as it is the backdrop of my Jock Boucher thriller series. No wonder I love writing.
That’s it for today. Have a wonderful week.