Freezing rain dashes hopes for skiing

I just restyled my page design, and the misty scene I chose perfectly captures the mood of my second novel, Eldercide, which is set in autumn in upstate New York. In fact, one of the victims is found dead alongside a stream, though a smaller one than this.

My next novel in the series, set in the fictional town of Kooperskill, will take place in winter. But not a winter like this one – we’ve had yet another attack of freezing rain. Today I’d been set to start a six-week series of women’s ski days at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires, complete with lessons, lunch, and an afternoon at their luxury spa, but it wasn’t worth risking my life, either on the slopes or the winding roads on the way to them. But I created this blog instead, so the day hasn’t been a total loss, even though I can’t get my money back for the lost day of skiing.

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