Books that went to press, or back to press this week:
FACEPAINTER MURDERS, by Virginia Winters
TAPE, by C.M. Albrecht
RED EMERALDS, by Spencer Dane
Galleys went out, or went out again on the following:
CATHERINE'S RING, by Elena Bowman
THE DREAMER GAMBIT, by Kathryn Flatt
A POCKETFUL OF HOPE, by Anna Dynowski
Work continued, resumed, or began on the following titles:
MINDER'S OATH, by Nina M. Osier
Collected Stories of Victor Uribe
Still waiting for the following Galley Returns
ROUGH WATERS, by Gianni Hayes
A GRANDFATHER'S GIFT, by Hugh Vinson
Re: HURRICANE IRENE
We are on high ground for our county -- about 25 feet above sea level (Highest point in the county is 27 feet) and quite far from the river, so we should be okay. Shelley lives much nearer the water and may have some tidal problems -- especially if the storm comes up the bay as Isobel did. Their house had a lot of damage from Isobel.
Ocean City is about 60 miles east of us. IF the storm stays in the Atlantic, we'll have high tides and winds, but no real reason to evacuate this far inland. If it comes up the Bay, as with your Outter Banks, if it goes west we'll be in BIIG trouble.
My husband and I are on the same electricity grid as most of the local emergency services, the airport and the state roads people, so we seldom stay out of power for long on this street. It was only 18 hours for Isabelle, while parts of Baltimore County went more than a week without power. Shelley and Dave's power was out about two days and their house had both wind and tide water damage.
But that was a "FIFTY YEAR" storm. Last one before Isobelle, came up the bay in 1954. Let's hope another doesn't come up the back so quickly this time....
Still, anything can happen and usually does.