Friday, July 31, 2009


Tuesday is the pub date of INKED UP! The second in the Stamping Sisters mystery series, INKED UP takes April to new sleuthing heights. It's Halloween and creepy things happen. Racial tension escalates in the small town of Aldenville, and Mitch finds himself in the middle of a controversy. He was only trying to do good, people! April's mom, Bonnie and her boyfriend Clive, have plans that keep April hopping.

I've just spent a couple of lovely days staying in Capitola. It's a funky beach town on the California Coast, with a European flair. I've visited often for day trips, but never stayed over. We were right on the Esplanade which is where all the restaurants are, just steps from the beach. Right across from Mr. Toots coffee house. That name made my niece giggle every time.

It's lovely staying in the heart of the action. Until about 5 am. At that point, those restaurants start their day. They need provisions so food purveyor's trucks make their beep-beep-beep backup noises. There's always work to be done so the contractors arrive calling to each other and clanging their tool boxes. The parking meter guy goes through and dumps the quarters into his specially locked push cart. Metal to metal to metal. Tuneful.

Now I get it. That's why the hotel supplied ear plugs along with the complimentary water.


beckylevine said...

BEAUTIFUL cover! Congratulations on the release. :)

Terri Thayer said...


Camille Minichino said...

Very exciting, Terri -- will check out your local events and try to get to one.

By the way, those noises are music to my citygirl ears, as I mentioned a FEW times on this blog!

Betty Hechtman said...

Another great cover, Terri. Congratulations on your release. I've passed by Capitola ( a sign on the freeway) on the way to Santa Cruz. I wanted to stop, but we were always in a hurry to get somewhere. Next time I definitely stopping. Other than the noise, it sounds like a neat town.

Terri Thayer said...

Do stop, Betty. It's a cute place. And Gayle's Bakery, right off of Route One, is a great place to eat.