October 5th, 2013

10 Reasons Why I Love Fall

Sunshine. The sun feels so good on my back, sitting on my balcony or walking.

Trips. I like to take trips in fall when the sights aren’t quite so crowded with tourists like me. Last fall I visited Eastern France and Istanbul. Not sure where my path will take me this fall!


All those Fall colors. Those symphonies of red and yellow and purple out over the hills look almost like painted scenery.

Random feelings of nostalgia. Fall makes me think of old times, the places of my childhood.

Kickoffs. When the Bears are on again, you might find me in front of the TV.

Escapes. I like to take walks, and the fall weather is perfect for a good walk.

Frost in the air. You know the heat and humidity of summer are finally banished.

Recipes. Baked lasagna or au gratin potatoes or stuffed baked acorn squash are back in style, after having kept the oven off all summer.

Autumn leaves. Raking leaves up into massive piles and then playing in them.

Understanding new beginnings. Maybe it goes back to when school started and I could see my friends again. Fall seems like a time of new beginnings.


Which season do you like best, and why?



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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