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A few months back, I wrote a piece on Martha’s Vineyard. My novel, which takes place on the Vineyard, is coming out on August first. Please take a moment to take a look at the book trailer on YouTube. The book is now on Kindle and will be available in paperback through Amazon, Mainly Murder Press, or through an order at your local book store. Here is the YouTube site – http://youtu.be/yHj5q61VxcA

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Nestled in the western part of Massachusetts among the Berkshires, the quaint town of Lenox has much to offer. There is Tanglewood, the summer home of The Boston Symphony Orchestra and a tourist destination for those searching for the perfect little New England town.

With mountains to the east and west, the area is picturesque, with rolling hills, babbling brooks and historical homes. The rustic beauty is a magnet to the arts. Part and full-time residents have included the famous musician, Yo-Yo Ma, the magical singer-song writer, James Taylor, writer, Edith Wharton, and writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, to name a few.

A two-hour drive from Boston, Lenox was settled in 1750 when Sarah and Jonathan Hinsdale from Hartford, Connecticut established a small inn and general store in the area. Industries included farming, sawmills, textile mills, glassworks and quarrying.

Considered a Golden Age resort, Lenox is an enchanting town with attractions for everyone. Restaurants and accommodations are plentiful in the area – you’re certain to find this town memorable.

I’ll be heading that way again in the fall to publisize my new novel which is available now on Kindle and will be available in paperback as of August first. It is titled I Call Your Name, a romantic suspense set on Martha’s Vineyard. It may be purchased through Amazon, Mainly Murder Press, or at bookstores. If your bookstore does not carry it, you may order it. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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I spent several hot and humid hours at Hyannis Harbor yesterday. It was a book event and I was fortunate to meet many readers and aspiring writers as I signed and sold copies of my fiction novels.

Hyannis is a town filled with every opportunity for vacationers of all ages. The harbor where I was perched for a large part of the day, was abuzz with the ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as with literally hundreds of other vessels of all shapes and sizes. It was a continuing show, watching the sailboats, cabin crusiers, small motor boats and luxury yachts making their way into and out of the picturesque harbor.

Filled with history, Hyannis was once home to our beloved President John F. Kennedy. The Kennedy family is still an integral part of the community.

There are numerous sources of entertinment – everything from night clubs and fine restaurants, to miniature golf, the Cape Cod Mall, and performances presented by a community of artists: theatrical, musical, and too many to list, artists of watercolor, oils and acryillics, available at price points affordable to most.

The area is beautiful. Even in the deep humidity of yesterday, there was the light salty breeze which made the day enjoyable. Accessible to all areas of the Cape, Hyannis is easily driven to via route six to exit six and then onto route 132. This route, 6 to 132, will take you directly into the town’s center. After a day or two there, the opportunity and wonderful ferries await to take you off to the treasured islands if so desired.

It’s hard not to enjoy a summer day in Hyannis, no matter what the weather.

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