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.