It's amazing what the open road can do for the tired mind. We drove south, hugged up next to the piney woods of east Texas--so far removed from my daily landscape, I'd almost forgotten how a thick canopy of trees can trap the imagination and a scent rivaled only by the unwrapping of a cardboard air freshener. Tuesday's rain brought with it volcanic ash and a trapped dust storm from Mexico, leaving an apocalyptic dust on everything. And, I found, quite possibly, the most delicious hole-in-the-wall diner. Ever. One of those places you're scared to sample, but you follow the locals, en masse, and have a little faith. Within those dated, wood-paneled walls, pure Southern culinary heaven and enough character study to fill the next three novels.
Today's Thursday and that means a third "happy"(as the regulars of the Kuntry Kitchen would say) in the Lost Month of Giveaways. A $10 Wild Rose Press gift certificate is on its way to an entrant who submitted the correct color of the '59 Thunderbird in The Lost Highway's book trailer. Two awesome prizes still to come in March--a two-pack bundle of my favorite time travel movie and novel and a $25 Visa gift card. Enter here, if you haven't already.
Lastly, Love, Texas Style reached #1 on The Wild Rose Press bestseller list this week. That means someone besides our collective moms must think it's pretty special. Thanks again to everyone who made it such an e-book success.