Jan 1, 2017. I woke up early, wondering if the day would be long enough to hold all my 2017 self-improvement activities. But instead of rushing to roll out my yoga mat, I poured a cup of coffee and opened my notebook to a blank January 1 page. We watched "The Maltese Falcon" last night, so I began the year by considering "the stuff that dreams are made of." That led me to think about the thrill of finding a treasure map. X marks the spot! But of course, the treasure is never where it's supposed to be and usually turns out to be, not a jewel-encrusted falcon, but a mirror, and we return home with a revised mental selfie.
After my apple, honey, and cashew butter sandwich, I went outside to see if any more shingles had eloped with the wind, only to find themselves flung, broken, onto the lawn. All was well. The new super-gel had pursuaded them to stick with their plywood. At least for now.
Here's a resolution: take my hand and I'll tell you a story...
THE SUDDEN SILENCE: A Tale of Suspense and Found Treasure (2015) Thailand: lovers of ancient treasure tangle with international black markets. Delia Rivera pulls Martin Moon back into the game and their quest turns deadly. In paperback and Kindle editions.
TRIBE OF THE BREAKAWAY BEADS: Book of Exits and Fresh Starts (2011) Time after time, Mary asks herself: Do I go or do I stay? She finds her power in her ancestors: Smart women turn discontent into action. An illustrated memoir in paperback and Kindle editions.
PASSION AND PERIL ON THE SILK ROAD: A Thriller in Pakistan and China (2008) The twin forces of revenge and redemption drive Nellie MacKenzie and Taylor Jackson on a crazed adventure into the heart of Central Asia. They grapple with issues of ethics, trust, rage, and bitter heartbreak -- as well as the intrigue of the international antiquities trade. In paperback and Kindle editions.
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