Tuesday, June 10, 2014

YARN OVER MURDER---Kelly Flynn #12

by Maggie Sefton


Hey, hey!   This past week the 12th in my Kelly Flynn Knitting Mystery series hit bookstores!

YARN OVER MURDER follows the dramatic and real life event in Northern Colorado in June 2012---the High Park Wildfire.  I've included actual details of how the fire started and grew then died down then flared up again with that dangerous wind.  Of course, a murder happens in the midst of all these dramatic events.  :)

I just returned earlier this evening (writing this on Monday evening) from a week Back East in Northern Virginia, my hometown area, across the Potomac from Washington, DC.  I spent a super hectic week visiting bookstores, Barnes & Nobles and others, in the NoVa/DC and suburban Maryland area.  Three non-stop days of that, then visiting my daughter and family, then------back to the book store visits!  This time, I visited bookstores in Fredericksburg, VA and Richmond, VA-----and then, I finally had the chance to escape down to the river house near the Potomac, east of Fredericksburg until you run into the Potomac.  :)

Peace and quiet and lovely weather cooperating.  Visiting with the great neighbors I've met.   Kate's post yesterday made me smile because that's EXACTLY what I do when I get to the river house:
RELAX.  :)  Just sitting with a mug of hot tea on the deck looking into the deep woods that surround everything.  Birds I knew from childhood singing and winging into my trees and bushes and across the road to the woods.  Deer moving through the trees.   Bald eages and hawks winging high in the air, then swooping into the tall trees-------peaceful.  I bet my blood pressure drops 20 points just sitting there.      

Do you have a favorite place to escape that relaxes you?


12 comments:

mary kennedy said...

The river house sounds wonderful and peaceful, Maggie. The kind of place that "restores the soul." I like to get away to the ocean in Ft Lauderdale but that only happens a couple of times a year, I need a closer getaway. Lovely post!

Maggie Sefton said...

For those of you who read this post earlier today, I'm sure you noticed that typo which I just now corrected. I typed Northern Virginia instead of Northern Colorado. Fingers moving fast later at night. Plus I actually mention Northern Virginia later in the post. I think I need to delete one of those Northern's in the description of those locations. :)

Karen in Ohio said...

Isn't it a blessing to have such a place to rest and rejuvenate? We have that, in the rural Kentucky farm we bought six years ago. Quiet, low-key, and totally surrounded by nature.

Lelia said...

Enjoyed reading your book. Finished at 3am ; )

Laurie I said...

Sounds serene. I like to escape to the Smoky Mountains. They take my breath away...so majestic. I like Asheville, NC and Tennessee because they are not too far from me and the drive is incredibly scenic. Oh...and your book sounds interesting. I'd definitely read it.

Maggie Sefton said...

Karen----That sounds peaceful and serene. Kentucky is just a little farther west. :) But the same tall trees, deep woods, and green. :) Beautiful. Yes, it's definitely a blessing.

Maggie Sefton said...
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Maggie Sefton said...

Lelia-----Wow! That's impressive! I'm SO glad you enjoyed the book so much you got lost in it. :) Authors love to hear that. I guess it was YARN OVER MURDER.

Maggie Sefton said...

Laurie----I'm glad you get to escape too. I'm a Virginian by birth and have a lot of relatives in North Carolina. And isn't the drive peaceful? :) I plan to drive thru North Carolina this Fall and visit some bookstores.

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Aurian said...

Sounds lovely Maggie! I received Close Knit Killer this weekend and look forward to reading it. My favourite place to go and soak in the beauty and quiet, is when I am visiting my parents in their vacation home. There is a mansion nearby with a very extensive garden, famous for its rare trees (which are ginormous!). You can do a Google search for pictures: Huis Verwolde, Laren, Netherlands. I'll try to post some pictures on Facebook as well.

Maggie Sefton said...

Definitely post some pix, Aurian. What's your Facebook name?