Middy Brown Journal IV

Cast Away Stones

by M. Louise Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/21/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781532051883
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781532051890

About the Book

Middy Brown Journal IV finds our spunky gal continuing to attract complicated adventures that transpire simply because she is such a dear and compassionate meddler—but in a really good and sincere way. Long divorced from old George Brown, a domineering chauvinist, she has risen above his constant degradation and verbal abuse; but the damage does remain. We find her finally enjoying a beautiful and romantic marriage with her former cop and private investigator boss, Calvin Cleere, the “dreamiest PI on the planet.” Time is marching on, and when she unexpectedly inherits Mosscreek—a beautiful, large, and gracious mountain estate—she and Cal agree that she should fulfill her dream and utilize a portion of this large estate as a guest house and event center. Her now-husband, Cal, closed his Denver office and was tapped by the Department of Homeland Security for a highly classified and often-covert position. The department moves in for this highly prized contractor, installing an impenetrable workspace with top-of-the-line surveillance equipment and a bulletproof coded entry door, all in an upstairs corner of Mosscreek. Middy has her own security clearance, so she does have access to the code and Cal if she knocks fist. From this austere location, he is somewhat able to monitor his deeply adored, “classy but often error prone” problem-magnet wife. Middy has become an astute businesswoman, but she simply cannot avoid involving Cal in her well-intended and often-disastrous activities. When she worked for him as his not-so-perfect assistant in his PI practice, on many occasions he had to extract her from the ER, when her very best intentions went astray and she didn’t quite dodge the bullet. Now, in a new and happy marriage and enjoying her position as proprietress of the lovely Mosscreek Manor, very little has changed; Cal just can’t seem to keep her away from her inclination to innocently make disastrous and sometimes hysterically funny decisions.

About the Author

M. Louise Smith is a native Texan, firmly believing that her family roots were nourished in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Born in Robstown, she has lived in Colorado, New Mexico, Northern and Southern California, and various locations in Texas. Many of her art and writing projects were accomplished in a small weekend beach cottage on Matagorda Bay, just north of Corpus Christi. An avid clay artist, she exhibited in shows and galleries throughout Texas and Colorado. After spending numerous years in the corporate world with an international aviation brokerage firm, and then marketing, writing and advertising for a large insurance organization, she diverted her attention to her love of writing novels and screenplays. Her first International terrorist novel was published in 2000, and she has published eight additional novels in multiple genres. Her Texas background is apparent in the locales and fond remembrances she often inserts. She has functioned as a panelist at writers’ conferences and visited remote locations with an Authors in the Bush program in Alaska. Smith and her architect husband traveled extensively in the states and abroad. They have four adult children and eight grandchildren who live in Colorado, Virginia, and North Carolina. The Smiths are now resident artists in Rockport, Texas.