I will know this September if The Tempest Murders will be released this year, just in time for Christmas. I have to admit, if I had to choose my favorite book, it would be a tie between Dylan's Song and The Tempest Murders.
It's entitled The Tempest Murders because it takes place against the backdrop of two storms. The first occurred in 1839 in Ireland in what is known as The Night of the Big Wind. Today, we would call it a hurricane but in 1839, technology had not advanced to the point where they even knew the storm was coming. It was one of the worst, if not the worst, storm that has ever occurred in Ireland.
The second storm is Hurricane Irene, which slammed into the Outer Banks of North Carolina in August 2011 before making its way up the East Coast, leaving damage and destruction of historic proportion.
It is hurricane season again - having officially started on June 1 - and the forecasters are predicting this year's storms will be frequent and intense.
Do you live in a hurricane-prone area? Are you in one of the northeastern states that never used to be impacted by hurricanes but now is?
What are you doing to prepare for hurricane season?