Here I am checking out the glorious orchid collection at Vallarta Botanical Garden. Located south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Garden plays a role in my new novel.

The craziness of Covid has proven to have one plus side – for me, at least.

Locked down, with no distractions, I found the time to finish off my second novel – which is mostly set in a country I love -Mexico.

It is now in the hands of Olympia Publishing in London, England, and – all being well -will come out soon.

Look for “The Mexico Lunch Party”. You’ll be able to order it from any bookstore or on-line source (like Amazon, but preferably don’t use them.)

It is a light summer read -what we surely need in these grim times.

The story revolves around four women friends, all passionate gardeners living in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Colombia, who meet up in Mexico for fun times and good food. But their reunion goes badly wrong when a strange, unexpected guest shows up. The consequences shock them all.

More details posted closer to the publication date.

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