Blogs routinely contain posts from the author apologizing for disappearing for a few months. I’m going to break with tradition and not apologize or offer excuses. Though this blog has been idle, you all have been in my thoughts as I’ve scrambled to complete The Pirate’s Ruby, the next book in the Jeweler’s Gemstone Mystery Series.
I’m pleased to announce that the rough draft is finished. I’m now polishing it in preparation to sending the manuscript to first readers and editors. With any luck, the book will be available this fall.
In the meantime, I hope to post here more often, starting now with an update on the local ospreys.
A few months ago, I posted a video of the osprey laying an egg. Apparently, this was the only egg she laid this year. I guess after raising three babies last year, she was too tuckered out for a full nest this year. The young osprey survived and is doing well.
In the photo, if you look to the left of the mother osprey, you’ll see the baby.