This is a Pileated Woodpecker. Huge birds, about the size of a raven or large crow. They are very prehistoric in appearance. They make a weird, jungle-bird type cry and when they feed on a tree, they pound like someone pounding on a set of drums. There are two breeding pairs in the forest where we hike. I’ve seen them for a couple years, not often, usually when the park is pretty empty. My husband and I followed the sound and found a male yesterday. He, my husband, was quite impressed. He, the bird, was very impressive!
If you checked out my site on Sunday, you’ll notice I uploaded six sentences – maybe seven, from Kerosene, my romance-suspense in progress. The story involves a young doctor, Caitlyn (Cait) Richards, her kidnapped twin brother, Jason, his best friend, Kyle McKellan, and a corrupt government official. This story is detailed and very much told through Caitlyn’s eyes so I’m going slow. I want to get this exactly right.
Pushing Her Boundaries, my contemporary romance based upon my canoe trip to the BWCA (lol), will be released with Siren in April. The first edits are completed. I’m very excited about this book. I honestly think it’s one of my very best.
I hear tell Beauty and the Feast – my delicious contemporary complete with recipes – will be available in print soon! Can’t wait!
Oh, starting a new and very unique historical/paranormal – Release, by Nicole Hadaway. I can’t wait to read this! I’m hoping she’ll be willing to write a guest post about her very interesting inspiration for this paranormal.
***A wonderful review for Captured from Penny’s Romance Reviews.