Rowena's vacation blog
- Hello, everyone!
I do hope that you enjoyed the latest issue of my newsletter, and
that your summers are passing pleasantly.
Having submitted the sequel to FORCED MATE to my editor, which I have
provisionally titled INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL, it is a bit late
to do any further research. However, Insufficient Mating Material
has a scene where an alien razor shell is used for shaving.
Today I picked up one of this planet's razor shells, sat down on the
sand on a deserted part of the beach, and tried scraping my legs with
it. I am sorry to report that the action of the sea and the sand had
sadly blunted the shell, and it would not do the job at all.
Obviously I should have to dig up a fresh shell and kill its occupant
in order to research further. I have no plans to do that.
However, my stranded hero will have to have a few extra words in his
scene to reflect the fact that he will either have to dig up a new
shell, break on old one, or sharpen it, or else, alien bivalves will
be a great deal more dangerous than those residing in our Atlantic
My summer reading is John Grisham and Harry Potter. I am greatly
enjoying both. I have read some romances, too, also with much
So far my musings involve mysterious corpses being found in unusual
places by persons with uncommon occupations.
I am already considering the third full length book in my alien djinn
series, and I think it is time that Rhett had an adventure and a
romance of his own.
My very best wishes,