The Freight Train Called Summer

Beach timeSummer is thundering by like a freight train, leaving backyard parties and BBQs in the din of its wake. Thankfully, it still has a full head of steam with miles of summer ground yet to travel. And what a glorious summer it’s been so far, with good company, an abundant fruit crop, and plenty of fresh salmon.

BlackberriesLiving on Denman Island with roadside produce stands and a thriving Saturday market, we mark the passing season by which fruit crop is ripening. First came the cherries, then the loganberries and blueberries. We started picking blackberries a week ago, about the same time the transparent apples started falling from the trees, and yesterday we harvested the apricots.

Apricot bowlHappily, the abundance doesn’t stop there. In book news, I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Karen Oberlaender. Check out our conversation in her short and snappy “Ten Statements” format. It’s a crafty cheat sheet for authors. And yesterday, I learned of two new five-star reviews. One for Revelation here, and another for Redemption here. The next book in the Gift Legacy series, The Gift: Betrayal, is currently in the hands of Nina Munteanu, editor extraordinaire, and while I await its return, I’ve started on the cover.

Abundance all around, and I couldn’t be more grateful. With thanks…

How is your summer playing out?

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About JP McLean

Author of The Gift Legacy, a contemporary thriller with a twist of fantasy that will leave you believing the impossible and wary of the night sky…
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10 Responses to The Freight Train Called Summer

  1. denmaniacs4 says:

    Here I thought summer was just beginning. Thanks for setting me straight, Jo-Anne. Fine post and it brings to mind…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWXtWBXoO9s

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  2. HC Maree says:

    Hi JP, I enjoyed your blog. Looks really professional. Just opened mine on WordPress and still have a lot to learn. I like the fact that so many writers also love their gardens.

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  3. What a lovely post! And I like the analogy. This year, summer does feel like a freight train. It’s going fast but the experiences are abundant. Also, like your fruit photos and the scene with your feet. Congrats on the 5* reviews. Again, not surprised. 🙂

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  4. Sally Rae says:

    I am thrilled summer has finally arrived, and those apricots look amazing!! Congrats on the 5* reviews, I too was up till wee hours unable to put your books down!! Great work JP!!

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  5. Christy B says:

    It sounds like your summer was a nice one 🙂 It’s great how you express gratitude in this post for the abundance of the season ♥

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