Saturday, July 27, 2013
Return to Sender
by Dean Vincent from Death al Dente, first in the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, by Leslie Budewitz, coming August 6!!!
Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy -- Elvis aka Dean will draw the winner Sunday evening!
I’m going to Las Vegas to the Nevada College of Impressionism to study Elvisology. Just the short course – no need for a Ph.E., a doctorate in Elvisology. There are plenty of jobs for tribute artists. You don’t need a degree – you just need that special something.
Oh, I know, there are people who don’t understand why a grown man wants to dress up as someone else and sing and dance. To shake, rattle, and roll. But it’s what I was born to do.
Not listen to people complain about their stiff necks and sore backs. Hey, we’ve all got ‘em. Bone-cracking works, don’t get me wrong, and I’m grateful to have a job that helps people and lets me support my family and my art.
But it’s time for me to do something for me.
What I’m going to do about Linda and the girls, I haven’t decided yet. Linda, she loves me tender, but she can be the meanest girl in town.
But what about Claudette Randall? I’d sure hate to see those blue eyes crying in the rain.
I tell myself, don’t be cruel, to a heart that’s true.
I’m doin’ the best I can.
And that’s all we can ask, isn’t it?
What do you do – just for yourself? Leave a comment to win a copy of Death al Dente -- Dean will draw a name Sunday evening!
(Author Leslie Budewitz is all shook up over the release of Death al Dente, first in the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, from Berkley Prime Crime on August 6! The series is set in a small, lakeside resort community in Northwest Montana, on the road to Glacier Park. Guess where Leslie , lives! Leslie is also a lawyer and won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction for Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom Procedure (Quill Driver Books, 2011). Visit her at www.LawandFiction.com and www.LawandFiction.com/blog, and now at www.LeslieBudewitz.com )
photo credit - album cover