It’s Trash Day!

Hooray and my gratitude to my trash collectors here in Yavapai  County, Arizona. During the pandemic I’ve been grateful for many things, but my heart is full on Tuesday mornings when I hear the trucks coming down the street.

I’m also grateful for my garden that is filled with re-purposed trash and partially hydrated from rinse water from the house. You think of these things in the Arizona highlands. My best producers are (1) English peas, sprouted from a Trader Joe’s produce that I didn’t quite finish and salvaged from my trash bin, and (2) Delicata Squash seeds scooped and planted the same day the squash was baked.

Today is also the launch day for Terry Black’s My Trashy Romance, A Better Late Romance.

Amiable librarian Kelly Sharpe is unlucky in love. After a series of near-misses, she’s surprised when romance blossoms from the unlikeliest of sources – Marty Brower, her trash man, a former stockbroker who left Wall Street for a simpler life of rustic bliss. But Marty’s got a troubling secret, which could trash their relationship – unless Kelly can help him to face his past, when disaster strikes the scenic enclave of Rancho Allegro.

Terry Black has written movies, TV shows, books, stories and comic books. His episode of Tales From the Crypt called “Dig That Cat” won a Cable ACE Award, and his film Dead Heat is considered a cult classic.

My own book in the series will be out in July. This is such a fun series all set in the fictional Southern California town of Rancho Allegro.

I hope you grab My Trashy Romance, a cozy romance novel. It’s only 99 cents at Amazon or free on KU. I’ve waited weeks for its release so I’m hunkering down today with cold brew coffee and a slice of olive bread topped with hummus and pea sprouts, and reading on the porch. Doesn’t get any better!

We authors live and die by our reviews. I’m grateful to readers who review my books. I hope you’ll consider writing a review of Terry Black’s MY TRASHY ROMANCE at Amazon or Goodreads.

Happy Reading!




About mlknowlden

In 2011, I left engineering to write full-time. Between the years 1992 and 2011, I’ve published 14 stories with Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine that have featured the hypochondriac detective Micky Cardex and two stories that did not. The 1998 story “No, Thank You, John” was nominated for a Shamus award. Many of these stories have been included in anthologies and translated in multiple languages. With Neal Shusterman, I’ve also published a science fiction story for the More Amazing Stories anthology (Tor) published in 1998 and co-authored with Neal Shusterman an X-Files Young Adult novel (DARK MATTER) for HarperCollins in 1999 under the name Easton Royce. For Simon & Schuster in July 2012, we published an e-novella UNSTRUNG in Neal's UNWIND world. I have graduate degrees in English and Electrical Engineering.
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