Wicked Wednesday: Celebrating MUDDLED THROUGH and GONE BUT NOT FURGOTTEN

At long last, Barbara Ross fans get to celebrate the release of the latest Maine Clambake book, Muddled Through! The book takes place during mud season, a rite of spring in the northeast.

We’re also celebrating Book #6 in Cate Conte’s Cat Cafe Mystery Series, Gone But Not Furgotten. Maddie James has big plans for the summer season at JJ’s House of Purrs.

Wickeds, there’s so much good about spring and summer, but what bugs you? Besides the mud? And the occasional murder?

Let’s congratulate Barb and Liz/Cate, and finish up our June bugs series!

Sherry: I got to read an early version of Muddled Through and thought it was one of Barb’s best books. I can’t wait to get my hands on my copy of Gone But Not Furgotten! I love revisiting Daybreak Island! The heat bugs me in the summer. I used to be a hotter the better person but that has changed dramatically.

Liz/Cate: Thanks, Wickeds, and congrats, Barb! Looking forward to reading Muddled Through! I love pretty much everything about summer except mosquitos and black flies. But honestly, I’d gladly suffer through them longer if we could have more warm weather!

Edith/Maddie: I’m so excited to read both these books! So many congratulations, my friends. What bugs me about spring is how long it takes to warm up. We’ll get a few days of nice weather and then, boom. Back in chilly gray days, sometimes even a frost or a late snow . Summer? What’s not to love? Fresh produce and bare feet!

Jessie: Super congratulations Barb and Liz! It is so inspiring to witness all your successes! I tend to like each season in its time so there is nothing that comes to mind other than actual bugs, like ticks, that I dislike! By the time I am ready for the heat of summer to end the autumn with its cooler temperatures has usually arrived!

Barb: Thanks, Wickeds! I have to agree with Edith. The thing that bugs me about spring in Maine is it takes so long to get here. Long after friends in the northeast are talking about picnics and summer, we’re still riding the rollercoaster of cold, foggy days. Congratulations, Liz! I can’t wait to read Gone But Not Furgotten.

Julie: Congratulations Barb and Liz/Cate! What wonderful additions to my summer pile of books to be read. What bugs me about summer? Nothing. Honestly. Summer in New England is a joy.

Friends, what bugs you about summer? What are you looking forward to in Muddled Through and Gone But Not Furgotten?

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  1. Congratulations to both Barb and Liz on your book release.

    Summer – I dislike the three Hs (hot, hazy and humid).

  2. Congrats on your book releases! I’m not fond of humidity but am getting used to it as I live in FL and it’s almost a yearly thing. I also don’t like all the bugs and snakes and other creepy crawly things. I can’t wait to read about Maine again and clambakes. It reminds me of places I’ve been to back when I lived in NH. The Cat Cafe series I need to start. I would love to go to one of those but have no idea where there is one.

  3. Congratulations on the release of two wonderful books! I love it when two fabulous authors whose books I love have new books out. Both are on my TBR list and I’m excited at the prospect of reading them.

    So much to love about the seasons, but if told I had to pick something it would probably be the fact that in the south spring last about one week. We go from the winter weather to hot and humid in the blink of an eye.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. New England has crazy short springs too. There’s always a week when I have jeans and flannel shirts in my laundry along with shorts and t-shirts. That week is spring.

  4. Congratulations! Wonderful to see these two new books! (And I don’t really hate anything about summer.)

  5. Congratulations, Barb and Liz!

    I’m with Sherry. I used to be a hotter-the-better person too, but now that I have my own internal combustion engine (AKA power surges AKA hot flashes) I’m no longer in that category. What I really dislike about summer though are the ticks which are horrible here in Pennsylvania. I can’t walk out to my mailbox without picking up one.

  6. I hate that it can be too hot. It’s hard to tolerate and just plain miserable.

  7. What bugs me about summer?

    Well as a fat ass, the heat is not my friend.

    Also, tourists. I live in the town that is called “The Gateway to the Cape” and so we get lots of tourists. And despite their standard idiocy, they seem to think that people who live here year round are their servants. This is a notion that they are quickly disabused of when they start to get uppity for no reason.

    Yes, I don’t play well with others when they are acting stupid.

    1. Theyyy’rrrre back! Here too, just this week. Since I write about folks who make their living from tourists, I can’t be too hard on them, but….

  8. Congratulations on your new books and I wish you both incredible success!! The only thing that bugs me about summer is that it’s not long enough!!

  9. Congrats Barb & Liz!

    I find that I dislike the extremes of any temperature – freezing cold or blisteringly hot. Right at this moment, it’s perfect. I’m wearing my slippers, but I don’t need a heater or heavy robe.

    Dru, love the three H’s – I’m right there with you!

  10. I am so looking forward to catching up on both series!

    What do I dislike about summer? HEAT! Yes, I’m in Northern Maine and lived in Florida for 40 years, but I have always said that I was colder in FL than I ever was in ME, and hotter in ME than I ever was in FL! Go figure. That said, I love all seasons in their place. Oh, and that bug thing? I’ve discovered Insect Shield clothes. They work.

    1. So true! You get used to your environment. When we’re in Key West we always laugh at the locals when it’s 65 degrees and they’re in parkas. Then we come back to Maine in April and it’s 40 degrees and the locals are in shorts!

  11. So Liz, what you are saying is that bugs bug you about summer. 🙂

    What bugs me about summer is all the people who complain about the heat. Especially if they also complained about the cold of winter.

  12. I’m with Mark on this one. I complain about the cold, but never about the summer. I love hot. I don’t even mind humid. Sweating keeps the pores clean. 😁

  13. Summer is a beautiful season, but I really hate the mosquitoes! Sometimes I want to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful weather, but they always seem to show up. Then the other bugs show up and want to drink from my wine glass. Yes, bugs in general are a problem to me.

    1. I’m fortunate because mosquitos seem to find my husband VERY attractive, so when I’m with him, I’m all set. The minute he goes inside though…

  14. Happy book birthdays! I am bothered that I cannot get out and enjoy the parks or the beach. By walking with a walker, I have limited mobility. I spend most of my time in the house. Both of the books sound amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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