Flying This Week?


November 20th, 2017 Posted 7:51 am

Let’s get in the mood! (hat tip Bob E)


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Chetspeak on Sunday


November 19th, 2017 Posted 8:49 am

Continuing in our beginnings series, here’s SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY:

Home at last! We’d been away so long, first in swampy country, then in a big city – maybe called Foggy Bottom – that confused me from the get-go. Is there time to mention the air in both those places before we really get started? Soggy and heavy: that sums it up.

Where were we? Was it possibly … home? Yes! Home! Home at last! Our home – mine and Bernie’s – is on Mesquite Road. Mesquite Road’s in the Valley. Quite recently I might have heard that the Valley’s in Arizona, but don’t count on that. What matters is that right now I was inhaling a nice big noseful of Valley air. Light and dry, with a hint of greasewood and just plain grease: perfect. I felt tip top. Bernie opened our door, kicked aside a huge pile of mail, and we went in.

“Ah,” said Bernie, dropping our duffel bag on the floor. I did the first thing that came to mind – just about always my M.O. – which in this case meant sniffing my way from room to room, zigzagging back and forth, nose to the floor. Front hall, our bedroom, Charlie’s bedroom – mattress bare on account of Charlie not being around much since the divorce – office, with the circus-elephant-pattern rug, where I actually picked up a faint whiff of elephant, even though no elephant had ever been in the office. I’d had some experience with elephants, specifically an elephant name of Peanut, no time to go into that now. The point was: somehow I was smelling elephants in the office. Had to mean I was on a roll. Chet the Jet!


Queenie and Arthur (More)


November 18th, 2017 Posted 8:07 am

A new middle-grade series? Check.

Told in alternating POV chapters? Check.

Half by Arthur? Check.

Half by Queenie? Check.

Arthur is a member of the nation within, somewhat roly-poly? Check.

Queenie is a member of a different, more mysterious nation? Check.

Pub date to come? Check!


Thanksgiving, and then …


November 17th, 2017 Posted 7:25 am

… this!


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