For days and weeks the evening sky of Gulfport, Florida crackled with thunder and lightning and residents asked themselves, “but when will it rain?” While other areas in Pinellas county and across the bay in Tampa received regular downpours, Gulfport remained dry. Until the evening of July 13th. The Nextdoor Book Club was just sitting down to their monthly meeting at the Peninsula Inn, to which they'd invited me as guest speaker. Just as we were about to begin, the thunder and wind suddenly turned into what everyone had hoped for: a heavy downpour of rain.
“That’s the answer!” Exclaimed Suzanne Bogacki pointing to my novel which they were there to discuss. Of course you know the title: “Along Came The Rain.” So, if you’re tired of watering your garden and your plants are wilting, the answer might just be to start your own book discussion group. Just don’t select “The Dry Grass of August,” or “Bone Dry” as the summer choice.