This month’s Roses of Prose theme is “Hot and Cold.” My suspicion is, after such a difficult winter, many people are yearning for a break from the cold. A trip to Hawaii is sounding mighty fine right now to folks all over the country. For me, the answer to the weather question is: temperate. Give me a climate with lots of sun and little variation of temperature (say temps from 60 to 70 degrees) and I’m happy. Here in Arroyo Grande, California, snugged up against the Pacific Ocean, I live unseasonably happy. I’ve done my stint in Minne-snow-ta (8 years); rain was my constant companion in Seattle (30 years); my 13 years here in California have been the best ever! Ocean-cleaned air, sun almost every day, cool enough to sleep with a comforter at night and enough rain to keep things green all year. Sidenote: this year’s drought in parts of the state was serious; recent rains are a blessing to farmers.
Give me one season and I’m happy. What about you?
Speaking of seasons, climate is a character in my latest novel, LIE CATCHERS, set in Petersburg, Alaska. It's out in Kindle ($2.99) and print right now! http://amzn.com/B00HJDS1LG
LIE CATCHERS is out in Kindle and print on Amazon!