Thursday, May 26, 2016

May Miscellaneous

If you’re into trivia, here are a few fun facts about the month of May. May is National Barbecue Month and Older Americans Month. And, here’s what was happening during this month in History:

May 1, 1883- "Buffalo Bill" Cody's first Wild West Show

May 2, 1963- 3 Martin Luther King Jr. makes his "I Have a Dream" speech

May 7, 1941- Big band leader Glenn Miller records the "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Teaser Tuesday and A Taste of Tragedy

It’s Tuesday and that means a teaser is in order, so here’s A Taste of Tragedy, the second novel in the Risky Research Series. Enjoy!
“Here, let me help you,” Morgan said as she draped Devyn’s arm around her shoulders.
Morgan tried to relieve as much weight as she could from Devyn as she helped her hobble to the waiting vehicle. Once Devyn was seated in the cramped back seat, Morgan dug out her emergency supply bag. She handed Devyn a blanket and a bottle of water. “I have a first aid kit, but I think you need something a little more than a bandage.”
“It’s just a few scratches. I’ll live.”
Morgan could see why Nick trusted Devyn with his back. As she looked at the battered and bruised woman, who had taken off into the desert in the middle of the night in bare feet to prevent a criminal from getting away, she had to admire her. Devyn had to be in extreme pain, yet not a complaint escaped her lips.
“Make room in the back,” Nick huffed.
Morgan looked up to see Nick trudging toward her with an inert man slung over his shoulder. She raced to the tiny back cargo area and moved a few items around so Nick could squeeze the body in the vehicle.
“Is he dead?” Morgan whispered.
“Not quite, but we need to get him medical help A.S.A.P. The bullet didn’t hit any vital organs, but I’m not sure how much damage he suffered from the knock to the head”
Morgan watched as Nick set the man down in the vehicle, and then she joined Devyn in the back seat. Turning around and kneeling, she was able to lean over the seat and assess his injuries. She folded up a handkerchief and placed it over the gunshot wound and applied pressure. She wasn’t sure which was bleeding more, the bullet hole or the bump and cut to the head, but she had to try and slow the blood loss any way she could.
“That’s all we can do for now,” Nick said. “Just keep the pressure on the best you can.”
Morgan nodded as Nick secured the back and then got behind the wheel.
“You okay?” Nick asked as he turned to face Devyn.
“I’ve had better days, but sadly, I’ve had worse.”

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Adventure Scrapbook – Light House at El Morro

The view from the lighthouse atop Castillo San Felipe Del Morro (El Morro) at San Juan National Historic site is simply spectacular.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Calling All Thriller and Adventure Movie Buffs

Seldom will you find me in a movie theater. I’m pretty picky. I like a good comedy, and I love adventure.  But, I’ll pass on any tear-jerker or “feel good” movie, and it takes a special drama to pique my interest.  

I’m tired of remakes and movies based on comic books or 1970’s sitcoms. There are so many great adventure novels out there that I’m always stunned by how un-original the movie line up can be. But the movie forecast has me truly excited for the first time in a very long time.

On July 29, 2016 Jason Bourne will be released. It’s been an eternity since the last Bourne movie with Matt Damon and I’ve undergone severe withdrawals.  The Bourne series is based on thrillers by American novelist Robert Ludlum.

And, the good news continues. Map of Bones by one of my top three favorite authors, James Rollins, is also being made into a movie. I haven’t found a release date, but I’m hoping it’s a huge success. The entire Sigma Force series would make for amazing movies.

I was disappointed that Sahara was the only Clive Cussler book made into a movie, since all of his Dirk Pitt adventures would be great movies.  Maybe someday we’ll see another.

Hopefully the pending release of two movies based on novels by amazing adventure/thriller/suspense authors is the start of a trend and we’ll see more great adventure novels find their way onto the big screen, maybe even one of mine. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Adventure Inspirations – To Experience Nature

“You’ve been so long in the rain, you feel like a dirty dish rag. But despite the misery of your water soaked body, you look around to see verdant leaves dripping with water. The air entering your lungs smells vibrantly clean. To experience adventure, you must be willing to be uncomfortable at times and enjoy the loneliness by being happy with your own singing. A song pops out of your mouth… "It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was fine…”  
- Frosty Wooldridge-