The Ranger – America’s Cup Winner
I used a fictitious copy of this boat in my book ‘Ranger’s Woman’ over at Total-E-Bound. In reality, it was dismantled as part of the war effort in the 1930’s, but I brought it to life again as a sailboat smuggled to the Caribbean.

I had a strange breakfast this morning: pickled herring.
When I was in Germany, I used to eat pickles and ham for breakfast, and I got used to it. I think I was having a craving for Germany. I was thinking about Weisbaden the other day, and how nice it was, and how much fun I had there, and Sylte – and how I loved that island, and I guess I just missed Germany. So I had some pickled herring for breakfast. (I don’t miss it quite so much anymore…) (Just kidding.)

My car’s right headlight doesn’t work anymore. I found out last night driving my son back from the fire station. I would discover this a Saturday night, too late to go to the garage, and it’s Sunday, so I have to wait for tomorrow. If the police catch me, it’s a steep fine, so I think I’ll stay home today.

My dog is escaping again. Mini Houdini – he squeezes out of the smallest holes under the fence!
I redid the Calderwood Books site this weekend. I still have some more covers to put up, but it’s looking nice!