Hi. Barb Ross here. Finally coming to you from Maine.
Usually, we arrive in Maine in early May. Honestly, it’s not the best time weather-wise, but it’s a great time to get old house stuff done and settle in. This year, we were delayed by the good (my daughter’s graduation from UMass Boston with her MFA in Creative Writing), the bad (I had a knee calamity right before Malice this year), and the ugly (Fogged Inn, book 4 in the Maine Clambake Mystery series was due June 1–and got sent in June 15).
So while I’ve been in Maine, I’ve been chained to my desk, both getting the manuscript done and getting caught up on the 1001 things that were put off “until after I had the book turned in.”
But, while I’ve been distracted, my husband, Bill Carito, has been getting reacquainted with Boothbay Harbor. I gave him an iPhone photography class for Christmas. (It was truly a Hail Mary pass. We don’t always give each other gifts, and we somehow intuitively know whether it’s an on year or an off year. But this December, he and my daughter were having way too many mysterious telephone conversations, and I started to panic. Since we were going to be in Key West for January and February, I contacted my friend, author Lucy Burdette, who writes the Key West Food Critic Mysteries. She recommended the iPhone class, which she’d taken and enjoyed.)
You never know how those things are going to go, but this one was a hit! Bill posted a photo a day to his Facebook while we were in Key West and has taken a bunch of online iPhone classes since. Anyway, here’s some of what he found walking around Day 1 in Boothbay Harbor.
So happy to be back!