#Oil Spills Continue

As I began to think about how to celebrate Earth Day 2014 and to remember the BP oil spill four years ago on April 20, 2010, I learned of another oil spill in Galveston, Texas, that threatened one the the largest bird nesting sites. (Click here for article from the Texas Tribune). Most disturbing ofContinue reading “#Oil Spills Continue”

Book Blitz with Trails in the Sand

It came as a delightful surprise when Jaidis over at Juniper Grove Book Solutions wrote me an email to inform me I’d won a one-day book blitz. I readily accepted my prize, and now the big day has arrived. There’s a drawing for my Florida fiction and environmentally focused novel, Trails in the Sand. U.S.Continue reading “Book Blitz with Trails in the Sand”

Florida Environmental Novels for Free

My two novels set in Florida, Tortoise Stew and Trails in the Sand, are both available for a free download to your Kindle on Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 16.   Here’s a short excerpt from both: From Tortoise Stew: Cowan Garcia lived in one of the Victorian homes that graced the tree-lined MainContinue reading “Florida Environmental Novels for Free”

Deja Vu – Rig on Fire

By Patricia Zick @PCZick As I sipped the aromatic brew, I glanced at the morning’s headlines before the television and George Stephanopoulos diverted my attention. It was only a blip on the charts of the day’s news stories. I would have missed mention of it if I’d gone to the bathroom when George said anContinue reading “Deja Vu – Rig on Fire”

Who’s Accountable for the Environment #grnrev

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I celebrated Earth Day this year by promoting y my environmentally themed book, Trails in the Sand, and guest posting on other blogs essays about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Some reviewers thanked me for reminding them about the oil spill, but one reviewer wrote that she lived through it andContinue reading “Who’s Accountable for the Environment #grnrev”

Current Events Creep into Fiction

Fellow blogger and author Annamaria Bazzi hosted me for a guest post on her blog Annamaria’s Corner. Since it’s the third anniversary of the oil spill and Earth Week, I thought it appropriate to repost on my blog. Please stop by Annamaria’s Corner where she posts about writing and promotes her fellow authors. Posted onContinue reading “Current Events Creep into Fiction”

Book Tour Starts on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day – please visit any or all of my tour stops this week for a chance to win a great prize. April 22 Trails in the Sand goes on a Worldwind Virtual Book Tour My book tour starts today to celebrate the forty-third anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate the publication ofContinue reading “Book Tour Starts on Earth Day”

The Pasty – A Handful of Food with a Smattering of History

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I love foods with a history, especially a functional one. The Cornish pasty not only qualifies, it touches my life history as well. The pasty originates in Cornwall, England. The first mention of it in written history occurs in 1150 by Chretien de Troyes, who wrote Arthurian romances. The recipe migratedContinue reading “The Pasty – A Handful of Food with a Smattering of History”

Where Have All the Bees Gone?

By Patricia Zick @PCZick “Mankind has gone very far into an artificial world of his own creation. He has sought to insulate himself in his cities of steel and concrete, away from the realities of earth, water, the growing seed. And intoxicated with a sense of his own power, he seems to be going fartherContinue reading “Where Have All the Bees Gone?”