We have Sean Michael stopping by today with his new release Making a Splash from Dreamspinner Press
Thank you very much, Divine Magazine for hosting me today.
Making a Splash features a summer sport. So, I thought I’d talk today about summer food. Some foods just seem to go with certain seasons. Stews, for instance, are definitely a winter food.
Summer foods, in my mind, are lighter. Are often not cooked, or at least are served cold. Like salads. Potato salad. Bean salad. Spring mix salad. Salads with cold chicken on them, cold beef, cold shrimp. Yum.
Then there’s the grill. Cooking outside is a staple of summer. Grilled vegetables – corn on the cob, asparagus, pattipans. You name it, you can grill it, those three are my favorites on the grill. Grilled meats – burgers, hot dogs, steaks. Those are my favorites there.
Finally, we have dessert. Fresh fruit on a crepe. Fresh fruit in a bowl with some whipped cream on top. Nice and light, no cooking involved. Ice cream, too. So yummy.
Those are all the elements of a summer meal that make me happy.
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After a scandal of Olympic proportions, Vince Dawson lost his job as a diving coach and is on a downhill slide. So when he sees Austin Brody at a local pool, diving like a trained athlete, he thinks he’s found his ticket back to the big leagues.
Austin thinks Vince is crazy for wanting him to dive competitively. He dives for beer and smokes, while working double shifts as a welder. Still, he’ll give training with Vince a shot.
But Austin isn’t willing to let Vince rule his life, and Vince—used to hopeful young athletes folding under pressure from him—finds Austin baffling… and hot. Even if they can work together and become more than friends, they still have a long way to go before they’ll be ready to compete.
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“She’s not new, but she’s in good shape.” He slid his hand along the hood and opened the door for Austin. He put out his cigarette butt before climbing in on the driver side, Toby Keith coming on the radio as he started her up.
“So you really never had any training?” Vince asked as he pulled out into traffic.
“Training at what? I went to welding school after I graduated. It’s good work.”
Chuckling, Vince shook his head. “I was talking about the diving.”
“Diving isn’t work. Diving is what you do when you’re not working.” Austin’s eyes were bright as anything. “What do you do?”
“I coach diving.” Used to. He used to coach diving.
“Man, that’s cool. You like it?”
“Loved it.” He was made for it. He gave Austin a wry smile. “I haven’t trained anyone in three years.”
“That’s a long time. You either got fired or got fucked over.”
“What do you mean ‘or’?” He gave Austin another wry grin, pulling into the parking lot of the Sirloin Stockade. He wasn’t going to hide what had happened to him. If he could convince Austin to train under him, the kid would need to know what everyone was going to be talking about.
“Oh, man. That bad, huh?” Austin shook his head, slid out. “Sorry.”
“Yeah, it sucked. I’ll tell you the whole sordid story over our salads.” Look at him, planning to close the deal early.
Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.
Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.
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