Monday, October 24, 2016

Christina Tetreault on writing a book series.

Welcome to the Garden everyone! Today we continue with Author's thoughts on writing a series. Before we begin, everyone grab a plate and fill it with goodies and pour your favorite beverage. Everyone find a seat? Let's start. Welcome, Christina Tetreault!

First, I’d like to thank Mary for having me on her blog today. It’s always great to meet fellow authors and new readers.

My favorite types of books are those in a series. I love getting to know characters and places well and then being able to catch up with them in each book I read. This is why all the books I write are part of a series. Currently, I have two series available The Sherbrookes of Newport and Love On The North Shore, which is actually a spin-off of The Sherbrooke series.

Today I’d like to tell you a little about The Sherbrooke of Newport series first. To date the series contains eight full-length novels and one novella. The ninth book in the series, Falling For The Billionaire, should be available in December. The entire series focuses on a powerful and wealthy family named The Sherbrookes. When I wrote the story I had families like the Vanderbilts and Astors in mind. While some family members live around the country most live in New England. Each book in the series features a different family member as they fall in love and find their perfect mate. Of course characters from previous books frequently make appearances in later stories. I also often introduce the characters for future books in the earlier stories. For example, book one, The Teacher’s Billionaire, is Callie and Dylan’s story. During the book we meet Callie’s half-siblings Jake and Sara Sherbrooke. Jake is then the hero in book two The Billionaire Playboy and Sara is the heroine in book three The Billionaire Princess. In both books we again catch up with Callie and Dylan and learn a little about what they have been doing since the end of their book.

Although each book is part of a series, they can also be read as stand alone novels. This is also true for my other series Love On The North Shore, which contains three full-length novels. Rather than focus on one family or person, my second series features a fictitious town called North Salem. Each book follows one resident as they meet the one and fall in love. The first book The Courage To Love is Sean O’Brien’s story. I first introduced Sean in The Billionaire Playboy, the second book of my other series. I liked him so much I decided he needed his own. Like with my other books previous and feature characters regularly pop up letting readers really feel like they’re part of the town.

Someday I might change and write a single title, however, I don’t see it happening anytime soon. I’m having too much fun with the characters I have now. If you want to learn more about any of my books or see the Sherbrooke family tree please stop by my website. I can also be found on Facebook, twitter and Pintrest.

Author Bio:
I started writing at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter and never stopped. When I am not driving my 3 daughters (ages 8, 6, and 6) around to their various activities or chasing around our three dogs, I am working on a story or reading a romance novel. Currently, I have two series out, The Sherbrookes of Newport and Love on The North Shore. You can visit my website or follow me on Facebook to learn more about my characters and to track my progress on my current writing projects.

The Teacher’s Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 1)
What starts out as a plan to keep a family secret out of the media soon turns into so much more for billionaire Dylan Talbot as he falls in love with elementary school teacher Callie Taylor. But when Callie learns the truth about her relationship with the confirmed bachelor only complete honesty can save their love.
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The Billionaire Playboy (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 2)
Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents.
That is why he started the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics. When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O'Brien. Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he can not help but be drawn to her.

Soon neither can ignore the incredible chemistry between them. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?
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The Billionaire Princess (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 3)
Self-made billionaire Christopher Hall has always admired his best friend’s sister, Sara Sherbrooke, from afar but he’s never dared take it any further. At least not until a one night stand following Jake’s wedding makes him believe his attraction might not be one sided. Soon both must decide if their growing romance is worth the possible consequences.
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The Billionaire’s Best Friend (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 4)
After graduation Nate Callahan left Lauren McDonald behind when he
entered The Naval Academy and his life with the Marines. Now fifteen years later he's returned with one goal, to win back the woman he never stopped loving and failure is not an option.

Nate Callahan left his life with the Marines and returned home with one goal, to win back the woman he never stopped loving and failure is not an option.
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Redeeming The Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 5)
Billionaire Trent Sherbrooke works hard and plays harder. He’s never once cared what the media or society says about him, until now. In order to make into the United States Senate Trent needs to clean up his reputation and Addison Raimono is just the woman to help him. But soon what he assumed would be a relationship to salvage his reputation turns into so much more. But can a relationship started on a lie ever survive?
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More Than A Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 6)
Everyone views Grayson Sherbrooke as a carefree billionaire who lives a life of luxury. However, Gray is much more than that. Now, Gray must decide
between the woman he loves and the secret he has kept from the world.
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Protecting The Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 7)
From the outside, it appears as though billionaire Allison Sherbrooke lives a charmed life. She comes from a loving family and possesses the means to do anything she desires, not to mention her budding new romance with the sexy Marine she danced with at her brother Trent’s wedding.

Appearances can be deceiving though. All is not perfect in Allison’s world. Since her move to Virginia, she’s had a stalker in the shadows.

Marine Corps Captain Rocco “Rock” Raimono has spent his life defending and protecting others. Now he must protect the woman he’s falling in love with from an obsessed stalker who wants Allison for himself. For Rock, failure is not an option.
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Bidding On The Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport book 8)
Rather than disappoint his beloved aunt, billionaire Derek Sherbrooke has reluctantly agreed to
participate in her foundation’s fundraiser: a bachelor auction. Concerned about who the lucky winner will be, he devises a plan and enlists the aid of his longtime friend Brooklyn Novak. All she has to do is make sure no one outbids her. It was a simple plan... until they kissed. Can these longtime friends find their happily ever after together?
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Loving The Billionaire (Novella)
In The Teacher’s Billionaire we learned how Ruth and Warren’s story ends. But have you ever wondered how it began?

Billionaire Warren Sherbrooke assumed someday he’d marry a woman from a well-connected family who understood what it was like to live and breathe in his world. He never expected to fall in love with Ruth Taylor.

Despite the differences in their social standings, Warren has considered Ruth a close friend for years. One weekend will forever alter that friendship.
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Love on the North Shore
The Courage To Love (book 1 in Love on the North Shore Series )
Sean sacrificed his future for his family. Now it’s his turn to find love and happiness.

Hollywood sweetheart Mia Troy isn’t looking for love. But then she meets Sean O’Brien a reserved man who sees past her celebrity status. Can love between a small town guy and an A-list celebrity last?
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Hometown Love (love on the north shore book 2)
Everyone in North Salem thinks they know Jessie Quinn. She is the town’s
quintessential girl next door. The woman you can always turn to when you need a helping hand. Nobody knows that she’s spent years overcoming the emotional scars left by her last boyfriend.

As a single dad and task force officer with the FBI, Mack Ellsbury moves back to North Salem to be closer to his family, not to find love. Then Jessie Quinn returns to his life. Soon Mack no longer sees Jessie as the quiet girl he once tutored in high school but rather the woman he is falling in love with.

Mack’s love helps Jessie erase the scars she’s carried around for so long, but when his ex-wife decides she wants reconciliation, their relationship is put in jeopardy.
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The Playboy Next Door (Love on The North Shore bk 3)
After a blind date stands her up, Catrina Striker stops in O’Leary’s Pub for a sandwich, nothing else. Then Tony Bates, North Salem’s resident playboy, sits down next to her and destiny takes over. Cat knows all about Tony’s reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from doing something she’s never done before: invite him back to her apartment.

Tony Bates has always looked at Catrina as nothing but his buddy’s little sister, until a chance encounter one summer night changes all that.
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Author Links:
Blog Happily Ever after
Twitter: @cgricci
Thank you, Christina, for visiting Mary's Garden today, I've really enjoyed getting to know a little about you. Your series sounds awesome.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Northstar Security Series by Stanalei Fletcher

Welcome to the garden. It's pretty chilly, I hope you brought a jacket. As usual I have some goodies and beverages, help yourself. Last week we had an interview with Riley O'Neil from Beyond Duty, the 3rd book in the Northstar Security Series by Stanalei Fletcher. It's a great book, it is a standalone, so I thought I'd share a bit about the first two, because they are also great, not to mention the coming soon 4th book!

A bit about Stanalei Fletcher:
Stanalei's first writing award came from her high school creative writing class.
The award: A coupon redeemable for a future writing assignment.
The contest: The wildest excuse ever for not turning in a homework assignment.
Her story: UFO abduction.

Many of her stories fall into the romantic suspense genre and are filled with action-adventure woven through dangerous circumstances. But she also likes to dabble on the edge of sci-fi. She's even been fortunate to have her stories final in a few contests.

Stanalei's love of writing romance stems from reading favorites such as Grimm's Fairy Tales, Barbara Cartland, and Alistair MacLean. She has over twenty years in the martial arts and holds the rank of Sandan, a third degree black belt, in Aikido. After a taste of life on both U.S. coasts, she now reside near the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with her hero, who just happens to be her best friend and husband. Together, they enjoy backcountry dirt trails on a RZR, visiting our National Parks, or exploring museums and ghost towns.

Stanalei is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Utah Romance Writers Chapter, and the Kiss of Death Chapter of Romance Writers.

I asked Stanalei why she wrote a series:

Who doesn’t love a good television series or a sequel to a favorite movie…as long as the sequel is as good or better than the first movie? I love a good series. But I’m picky about the type of series I watch. For instance, I also love closure. I’m not a fan of cliffhangers. I feel incomplete and frustrated at the end of a cliffhanger season finale, or part I of II of a movie sequel. Sure, I’m anxious to see the next installment and I’m likely to pay good money for a seat. But what if I lose the opportunity see or read the end of the story? I already have an uneasy feeling about the last episode, why would I put myself through that emotional roller coaster again?

That said, I get the reasoning behind cliffhangers or a continuity thread that waits to wrap up in book 3. Readers love to know there is more to come of their favorite character or storyline. Marketing loves a hook. “Leave ‘em wanting more” has been a tried and true marketing message for decades.

So if these are my feelings about a series, why did I write one? And what are my stories like? For starters, that old marketing adage, “leave ‘em wanting more”, makes sense. But my Northstar Security books are not cliffhangers. I want the reader to close that last page with a satisfied feeling of a complete story. I hope they’ll come back and look at the next book in the series, but if they choose not to, then I don’t want to leave them frustrated.

Each of my Northstar Security books features a couple, who experience challenges and conflict in their circumstances, but in the end, are destined to win the day and find happiness with each other. A reader can enjoy just one book and not feel like there’s unfinished business by the end of the story. Or a reader can look forward to the next book in the Northstar Security series to see what other characters are up to and if they will find their own satisfying conclusion.

I hope that the books in my Northstar Security series offer such a read.

Northstar Security Series:

Proving Ground

Screw-ups don't get second chances. That's what Caitlin Malone believes when she returns to Oregon after failing her first Northstar Security assignment. When she inadvertently stumbles across a plot to steal deadly pathogens from the bio-lab near her hometown, she sees a chance at redemption.

It's early September, any spark will send the dry timber into a raging fire, and the terrorists are counting on that distraction to work in their favor. Caitlin must first escape the fire to avert the biological disaster. Her only hope for survival is the man who broke her heart, USDA Forest Ranger, John MacAlistair.
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Dead Reckoning
Byron O'Neal, Northstar Security Firm's director didn't always run an elite private investigation firm.
His early CIA years were spent chasing Soviet spies. Now his past is catching up, and Kellee, Bryon's daughter is caught in the middle of a game of Russian Roulette. Northstar agent and former Navy SEAL, Egan Maddox, is tasked to save Kellee from the Russian mafia before it's too late, a task that puts not only his life, but his heart on the line.
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Beyond Duty:
When Northstar Security Firm investigates the blackmail of a U.S. Senator, agents Riley O'Neal and Mary "Chip" Anderson don the unwelcome cover of newlyweds to find two kidnapped women and stop the blackmail - and posing as newlyweds to avert a national security crisis is a lot harder than it seems.
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Coming SOON: Breaking the Honor Code:
Cyber-terrorism brings even the most powerful companies to their knees. When Northstar Security Firm discovers a breach inside their computer firewall, agent Sloan Cartland will do anything to help the firm's brilliant computer tech, Allison Richards, find the culprit-even after he learns that all the evidence of the break-in points back to Allison.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your valuable time with me today. For more information about the stories in my Northstar Security series, you can check out You can find Stanalei Fletchers at:
Web site, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, Pinterest, Romance Books 4 Us
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Amazon page

I hope all of you enjoy the Northstar Security Series.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Joline from DC Georgetown Gazette interviews Riley O'Neal

Welcome to the garden. You know the routine, fill your plates with goodies and grab a beverage. We're in for a treat. Welcome back Joline from the DC Georgetown Gazette, she last visited the garden to interview two prominent women of the business community of Georgetown. Today she's excited to interview Riley O'Neal. Let's get started.

Joline: It's good to be back in the garden, the fall colors are gorgeous. Now, Riley, thank you for joining us today. I understand you work for Northstar Security Firm. Are you an agent there?

Riley O’Neal: I am an agent. All of our case are confidential, so I can’t give you specifics, but I enjoy helping people out of sticky situations.

Joline: Your father started Northstar Security, correct?

Riley O’Neal: My father and mother started the firm with a partner, Sean Malone, not long after the USSR fell. The firm has been a premiere private security agency for over twenty-five years.

Joline: I didn’t realize your mother was also involved. Is she an agent?

Riley O’Neal: She was. She and my father and Sean used to handle most of the cases themselves. Then my mother was killed during an op. Sean received a career ending injury at the same time. I’m sure Dad would like to get out in the field, but he mostly handles things from behind a desk these days.

Joline: I’m sorry about your mother. That must have been hard growing up.

Riley O’Neal: It was at the time, but we’ve adjusted. She was a good woman.

Joline: Not unlike your new partner, Lt. Mary Anderson? I hear she’s worked with you before on a case?

Riley O’Neal: Chip, um, Lt. Anderson is not at all like my mother. She’s rash and stubborn— sorry, I’ve overstepped the bounds of professionalism.

Joline: No need to apologize. It sounds like you and Lt. Anderson will have to work through some issues to make your partnership work. That’s all the time we have now, but we wish you and Lt. Anderson the best of luck on your next case.

If you’d like to find out what happens to Riley and Lt. Anderson pick up a copy of Beyond Duty by Stanalei Fletcher. Available 10/12/16

Northstar Security agent, Riley O’Neal, balks at posing as anyone’s husband for an assignment. Nevertheless, to rescue the kidnapped wife of a U.S. Senator, he’ll perform his duty and do his best to resist the charms of the very woman who deceived him on a previous mission.

U.S. Army Lt. Mary “Chip” Anderson is uneasy about the undercover assignment to pose as newlyweds. Concealing her attraction to Riley while staying focused on the task, may be the biggest challenge. Despite efforts to remain objective, enforced proximity ignites emotions and a desire to make the fake honeymoon real.

When Chip is kidnapped during a botched rescue attempt of the senator's wife, both women become
pawns in the case that threatens the nation’s security. Riley must remain objective, save the women, and avert the threat. But after that, can he convince Chip that she wants to wear his ring forever?

Buy links here:
The Wild Rose Press – Trade Paperback
The Wild Rose Press –ebook
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All Romance

Thank you for joining us Joline and Riley, I've really enjoyed having both of you in the garden.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Fall - Football

Welcome, everyone, to the garden. It's fall, so it's on the cool side. Fill up your plates with goodies, pour your favorite beverage and let's talk football! Do you like football? If so, are you a PRO football watcher? A NCAA football watcher? Or both? We fans of both.

I do a weekly score sheet for NCAA where I have to pick who will win, and I need to figure in the spread. I don't even know what the hell that means, which is probably why I don't do very well.

Then of course I play NFL Fantasy Football, and I have for years. Usually I don't do too bad, but this year all my players keep getting injured. What is up with that?

Then of course, the UTES of the PAC12. We've got season tickets and we tailgate every home game, rain or shine, hot or cold, freezing and snow. Since we live in Utah, there is a chance in the fall that you'll hit them all, rain, shine, wind, freezing, only to end with snow. We seasoned so we go prepared. Last week was a downpour. I was layered and never got wet or cold until the end.

Let me know what your interests are and if you have a fun story, I'd love to hear it.

Ute players that visit for FOOD!
Please share some of your memories of your favorite sport.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Guest author Melissa Keir is in the Garden

Welcome everyone! Today we have a treat! Author Melissa Keir will be sharing her adventures from her recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains! So grab your plate of goodies, pour your favorite beverage and find a seat and settle in for an enjoyable afternoon.

The Great Smoky Mountains are a range of mountains spreading from Tennessee through North Carolina and feature a portion of the Appalachian Trail. The Smokey Mountains gets its name from the wispy-fog which hangs over the range and can look like smoke plumes from a distance. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited park in the United States.

Last week, I traveled to Tennessee to finally get a personal look at the area. Having grown up in Ohio and Michigan, I was familiar with hills but not mountains. At places on the interstate, giant walls of rocks climbed two and three stories high and surrounded the road. The work involved in cutting out the rocks told stories with each crevice and root growing. The Great Smoky Mountain area is one of perseverance and grit, as seen from the Cherokee Indians who hunted and settled in the area to the early farmers who cut down old growth lumber to build their homes. History was made here.

Today, places like Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg rely on tourism for their economy. Dolly Parton took her hometown and created an amusement park, stage show and thriving community built on friendliness and hometown values. Dollywood rivals Orlando’s Disney and in fact, upon arrival in Pigeon Forge, the main street looks much the same. Billboards change every 15 to 30 seconds announcing the next show or restaurant as well as local places to shop. Pancake restaurants dot the landscape with one every 30 feet or so, but many other chain places can be found to chow down, from TGIFridays to Cheddar’s. In fact, there’s something delicious for everyone! Our favorite place was a “fresh-Mex” restaurant in Gatlinburg. Loco Burro had funky bar stools, a mechanical burro and some of the most delicious Mexican food around. While a little pricier than many chain restaurants, Loco Burro’s portion size was huge and the service was outstanding.

Log homes are available for rent if families were looking for something more than a large hotel with free breakfast and fun amenities. We loved our log home which was located in a small community right off the main road in Pigeon Forge. It was only a hop, skip and jump down the road to Gatlinburg and the National Park. The winding roads, in and around many of the log home communities, made driving treacherous. Without shoulders and lines, the driver was blind to oncoming traffic and the almost straight up-hill roads gave my car a workout.

While Pigeon Forge is a large mecca of fun adventures from putt-putt, cabaret shows, and shopping, Gatlinburg has a small town feel with a thriving downtown district with shops and wine or moonshine tasting. Just be prepared for sore feet after all the walking!

The Great Smoky Mountains has the densest population of black bears in the Eastern United States and a diverse salamander population which rivals the rain forest, yet I didn’t get to see either. My only experience with wildlife was the squirrel who loved to wake me up each morning by running across the metal roof in search of food. The first morning he even peeked in the window to see who was staying at the home.

During our time, hot rod enthusiasts set up shop on the main street, showing off and selling their favorite muscle and historic cars. We were told upwards of 3.1 million people would be town for the weeklong event. The cars lined the street along with so many chairs. Anyone driving in the far right lane traveled at a snail’s pace so they could see the cars. And even with this influx of visitors, October is the busiest time of year in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, when people arrive to see the leaves change colors.

My husband and I really enjoyed our time in Tennessee and are looking forward to going back. We’ve even put a few homes on the short list for a possible move. After all, with all the history, tourism and Dolly Parton…I’m sure to find a few-dozen, story ideas easily!

I’d love to hear if you have visited The Great Smoky Mountain area and what your thoughts are on the place. Love it? Or Hate it?

Melissa Keir- Bio

For my wedding in Vegas, my books and computer came with me but there wasn't enough room for my wedding shoes. It’s all about priorities! As an avid reader, I was probably born with a book in hand. Luckily my mom was also an avid reader, so it was easy to "borrow" her books when my books were finished.

I was reading from an early age about dashing men on horseback riding to the rescue of strong willed and capable women who didn't really need rescuing. I came to expect that women in fairy tales should have fought their own battles. When I was older, I found Margaret Atwood and realized that women could re-tell history in their own way and I experimented with changing those basic fairy tales.

Fortunately for me, my husband allows me the opportunity to be myself (spend my salary on books) and still takes care of the really important things for me like killing spiders and opening jars. As an elementary teacher, teaching children about the many worlds inside of books is a gift that I’m lucky enough to do for a living. Teaching the next generation to love reading is a lot of fun! Reading the right book can make a new world come alive!

Currently living in the suburbs of Ann Arbor, Michigan with my darling husband, way-too-grown-up children and spoiled dogs, I enjoy getting away through a book to escape the harsh winters or summer road construction.

I’d love to hear from you!
Other Books by Melissa Keir
Wilder Sisters Series:
Forever Love
Beach Desires
A Christmas Accident
Charming Chances:
Charming Chances (print of combined ebooks)
Second Time’s a Charm
Three’s a Crowd
Pigg Detective Agency:
Protecting His Wolfe
Protecting Her Pigg
Magical Matchmaker
Chalkboard Romance
One Night in Laguna
Crash and Burn
Love, Bake, Write (recipe book)
The Way to the Heart (recipe book)
We’d Rather Be Writing (recipe book)
Cooking with the Authors of Summer Heat (recipe book)
Musings of a Madcap Mind (memoirs)
Book Bundles
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up 2
Cowboy, Mine
Cowboys Forever
Cowboy Time
Cowboys, Bulls and Buckles
Summer Heat
To Protect and Love
Holding a Hero

Monday, September 19, 2016

NYC one of my favorite places. Updated...

Welcome everyone. It's starting to get a little chilly in the garden. Fill your plates, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage. I have some heaters strategically placed for warmth.

As I write this, my husband and I are in Brooklyn staying with our son. He lives in Fort Green. I love NYC and Brooklyn. If you have read any of my book you know a lot of them are set in Manhattan and/or Brooklyn.

Classic Murder: Mr. Romance is set in Manhattan, though story takes the reader many places.

 Three Bides and a Dress is also set in Manhattan.

The first four Beckett Series books are set in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. The 4th book Profit-- soon to be out-- is set in D.C. and the 6th book Abandoned is set in California. Both have visiting scenes in Brookkyn, of course.

 While we have been here I have taken several pictures of places my characters have been. Especially the Beckett's, Reagan. In Illusion she lives in our son's neighborhood and loves the local pub, Putnum's.

Last evening we were at dinner only a few blocks from the dumpster bombing. It was on 23rd, the bomb the found lare was on 27th and we were having dinner on 29th. As far as we can figure it went off around the time we were in a taxi leaving the city and crossing the bridge to Brookkyn. We didn't hear anything about it until awhile after we got home. We were very thankful no one was hurt. 

Today we are visiting the 9/11 memorial museum. If I can take some pictures I will add them this evening.

Take care.
Since I am on my tablet, i can't get the pictures to go where I want... LOL
these are from Manhattan.

Time Square 

Bryant Park 

Brooklyn The Beckett's home town.

Saturday farmer's market. 

 The park by Reagan's apartment.

Putnum's one of the Beckett's favorite places.

Bloody Mary at Putnum's

Reagan's small kitchen. 

9/11 Memorial Museum
First Cortland station (was the station for the towers, now rebuilt)

9/11 Memorial Museum and buildings around it. And the reflection pools.

It was very emotional. A lot of the exhibits prohibited photos so I could only take a few of them.