Jottings for July
In the third book in the PennWoods Mystery series, Melody and Don are all set to get married in a country chapel in Seneca Forest. Don’s oldest daughter Carrie arrives from Arizona with one intention: to stop the wedding. Then an arsonist torches the church, with the pastor in it. Now, instead of heading off to the Blue Ridge Mountains in their new RV for their honeymoon, Melody and Don find themselves caught up in a murder investigation and a race to find the arsonist before he—or she—kills again.
I’m not rushing this story but enjoying letting the muse dance as she wills. I look to release Fire Mountain this fall.
In 2019, I released two books.
In the second book in the PennWoods Mystery series, life is anything but a sweet plot for romance novelist Melody Harmon. Not only is she under contract to work with ex-cop-turned-suspense writer Don Bridges, but he’s also her on-again, off-again boyfriend—currently off again. But when cast members of the local production of The Hound of the Baskervilles turn up missing, the director asks them to solve the disappearances discreetly. According to legend, the old sawmill-turned-playhouse is haunted—by ghosts known to abduct a human or two on occasion. Then the director’s mauled body is found in the woods surrounding the mountaintop theater, and Don’s granddaughter Kadie, a junior member of the cast, vanishes without a trace.
Police say wild dogs killed the director and Kadie ran away. “It’s only a legend,” they insist. But is it? Melody and Don must put aside their differences, defy the police’s orders to back off the case, and find Kadie before it’s too late.
Looking for hope and encouragement in the everyday trenches of life? In this collection of Michele Huey’s devotional readings, you’ll find what readers of her weekly award-winning newspaper column have experienced for more than twenty years: a cup of inspiration, a spoonful of encouragement, and a generous outpouring of the milk of God’s love. … Savor and SELAH!
All are available in Kindle and print versions.
The latest picture of the family (two weeks ago) but with several missing.
This picture, I believe, was taken in 2017, three years earlier than the previous picture. In the time between pictures, son Todd remarried and son David got engaged, two grandsons graduated from high school, and DH retired. The kids are all scattered, with Todd in Michigan, Jaime in South Carolina, and David in West Virginia. All are doing well.
I continue to preach as a lay pastor at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Punxsutawney. This year marks 23 years since my weekly newspaper column, God, Me & a Cup of Tea, first was published in the local newspaper under the title, Minute Meditations.
To minister to those who don’t receive the newspaper, I post the week’s column on my blog, God, Me, & a Cup of Tea, every Sunday. Well, most Sundays. You can receive it as an email. There’s a place to sign up to receive it as an email in the right margin of the web page.
Hopefully, I won’t let two years (or more) go by before I update you with another newsletter. I hope to briefly update you all every month.
Thank you for your prayers, love, support, and encouragement.
Be blessed! And stay safe!
Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. ~Ephesians 4:29