Out of respect for friends and others facing destruction in Florida, I’m putting on hold today’s chapter of Swan Dive!

My serialized novel is set in Clearwater Beach, one of many Gulf Coast communities currently at risk of suffering damage and loss in the mounting fury of Hurricane Ian.

So stay calm, stay smart and stay safe. The best way to look out for yourself and others is to follow rules, expert guidance and scientific history.

We’ll pick up as soon as we can on the story of Sam Bennett and his holy mission to save the gulls, respect the environment and fight the power of political corruption, human greed and meanness.