September 29th, 2013

I’ve Got Sunshine (on a Cloudy Day)

Expectations — be gone! The good things in life happen when you’re least expecting them. Whether it’s a phone call from a friend you haven’t heard from in a while, or just a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day …

On my recent trip to the U.S. Dad and I went to a restaurant with this view of Lake Ontario, looking out from the mouth of the Genessee River. This was just before the sun set. On the other side of that lake lies Canada. Dad saw me taking the picture and asked, “What do you want a picture of that for?” I said I thought it would look good on my blog. Dad: “What’s a blog?”


Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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