Yesterday my daughter Elizabeth brought me the artwork to be used for the cover of my novel The Madness of Robin Randle. It is a wonderful watercolor painting. We spent a lot of time talking about the story, its mood and locations along with Robin’s view of the world through out the book. Elizabeth did an amazing job distilling all that into a piece of art.
I don’t mean to complain but Adobe can be a major pain in the ass.
I’m getting back to all of this social media stuff. There are days I feel like throwing the iPhone in the trash and turning off the computer like, forever! I think it’s because of the amount of static or noise that finds its way into my email, Facebook and well, everything else.
And no, I don’t mean train engineers. I was always taught that form follows function. Seems safe to me. Of course “safe” isn’t always fun. If “safe was all we wanted then there wouldn’t be Macs vs PCs or better yet Windows vs OS X.
Funny how things work. While looking for something completely unrelated I stumbled on the real Reding’s Mill Pool. This public pool was located just outside Joplin, MO in the tiny city of Reding’s Mill. It was a natural spring fed pool and a memorable place from my teen years.
Those of you keeping up with The Robin Randle Stories know this pool is the scene of a horrific event that keeps revisiting Robin in a more and more detailed and correct form. In the book the location of the pool is Mason, TX. I captured the map image and then found a woman who posted photos of the inside. Enjoy this bit of my past twisted into my imagination and ending up in the life of Robin.