Hello from Austin,

Today is my mother's 80th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Believe it or not, she's still teaching. She was determined to teach on her 80th birthday. Here's a picture of me and the fam circa 1970 something. I'm the one in the spectacular knee socks. Looks like me, my mom, and my brother John (in the groovy suit next to me) all have the same haircut.

Here's what's going on this week at Casa Graykowski ...
There was a rumor of a hail storm last weekend so the hubby and I built this garden defense wall to keep the garden from being shredded by hail. Did I mention that it was pouring rain while we constructed this ugly hail defense system? Thank goodness, we didn't actually get hail, but if we had, the garden would have been safe.

What is Katie reading this week?
I'm still on a Mark Dawson kick. I'm on book 6 Salvation Row. There are 14 books in the series so I have a ways to go. If you like a Jack Reacher (written by Lee Childs) thriller, you should give Mark Dawson a try. If you're interested in getting the books, here are links:

The Cleaner

Saint Death

The Driver


The Sword of God

Salvation Row
What is Katie binge-watching?
Shadowhunters which is a TV show on FREEFORM based on the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. The TV show is way better than the movie, but neither are as good as the books. Sadly, Shadowhunters has been cancelled. No idea why. It's a wonderful show. Suck it FREEFORM! 
Book News
Sweet Susie Sweet is FREE today! Get your copy here

DON'T BUY THIS BOXED SET, if you've already bought Place Your Betts, Getting Lucky, and Sorry Charlie. It's just a boxed set of all three books. Also, if you've already bought The Marilyns, I'd love for you to leave honest reviews for the books in this boxed set. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't transfer the reviews of the individual books over when they are in a boxed set.
Enough about me, how about you?
I love hearing from you. Tell me about your lives and who's getting this crazy weather. I don't mean to rub it in, but it's like 80 degrees and sunny today in Austin.
If you'd like a free copy of Perfect Summer or you know someone who might enjoy it, here's the link

If you'd like a free copy of Rest In Pieces or you know someone who might like it, here's the link
WINNER OF THE PTO BOOK 3 NAMING CONTEST IS Patricia Lammers! Her suggestion was Bits and Pieces with a first line of: I must have done something pretty awful in my past life ...

All of the entries were wonderful and it's taken my hours of debate to pick just the right one. 

Would y'all be interested in doing this for every new book of mine?


What does Sweet Louise look like to you? Send me pictures of what you think Sweet Louise looks like. Whoever gets closest to the picture I have in my head will win a $20.00 Amazon gift card. I can't wait to see what you think Sweet Louise looks like. Send the pictures to me at

Good luck.
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