With the Beach Revue around the corner, I felt inspired to paint the intricate top of an Edwardian dress I saw on Instagram. I also got some good news from the Island: A few copies of Storms of Malhado have arrived and are now available for sale at Tippy-Toes, the most charming little store, housed in the beautiful historic Trueheart-Adriance Building. Because a historical novel set on Galveston Island belongs in a historic building on the Island, n’est-ce pas?
Meanwhile, here in Houston, I’m planning my dog’s Zoom birthday party and continuing to edit The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard. We’re reaching the part of summer I really love, where the crepe myrtles are beautiful and pink, insects buzz loudly in the trees in the evenings, and I’m enjoying long swims at sunset. It’s all quite wonderful, but I do miss the Island breeze.