I’m surfacing from a deep sea of concentration, trying to finish up a new Barbara Holloway novel. I’m grateful to all of you for your posts over the past weeks. I’m also sorry that I couldn’t bring to this site the various posts that accumulated in a previous website. To get to some of the questions raised here: Heaven is High was set in about 1982. I wrote it recently but it was on my mind for a long time and I finally yielded to the impulse to fill in that blank, how Barbara met Martin and Binnie and why the enduring friendship developed. It also amused me to think that my readers will know something that Frank will never know. It was strange to write of a time before cellphones and modern computers. Such a short time ago and such big changes. I also wanted to write about Belize before it became a destination point for diving and such.
Frank’s cats are Maine coon cats, golden, and big. Twenty pounds or a little more. Barbara gave them to him when they were tiny gold puff balls and they instantly dismantled his Christmas tree, hence their names, Thing One and Thing Two. I had a cat like them once, big, beautiful, and unfortunately brainless. Frank’s cats are geniuses in comparison.
Someone asked about my work in ebook format, and I’ll have news about that in the coming weeks. I have a mountain of work out of print, no longer available except in libraries, and I intend to correct that situation. More about it later.
Also, there will be a new Charlie and Constance in the not too distant future. I love coming back to them from time to time and will never really abandon them.
Back to what I think is the final chapter of the final draft of the new Holloway novel. Thank you all for coming and for your comments. As we used to say, be seeing you.