Cindy blew my story away

June 26, 2017


Topical storm Cindy didn’t just dump huge amounts of rain on us last week, she also pulled the plug on my article for yesterday’s papers (Sunday). Well ahead of the storm, I had submitted a story about swimming in the Gulf when I was a teenager, and how sometimes it was very rough water. In light of the horrible death of the little boy in Gulf Shores, I decided to withhold the story for another time. I didn’t want to seem insensitive, and people don’t understand I have to submit the work a week in advance. I would have looked like a jerk, not a mom who was heartbroken for that family.


Anyway . . . I was locked inside while it stormed, writing up a storm of my own. (I came back and deleted an entire paragraph here about the book  . . . sigh). . It’s such an interesting process. Just pray, please.  I have an adorable cover for the book I can’t wait to show you!


There was no significant storm damage to our area in Fairhope, other than having part of our seawall washed out. (click HERE for more info.). We’re all taking turns sticking our finger in it to hold it up until help arrives.

Thanks to all of you who sent me a note because you missed my column in the paper. I appreciate you worrying about me! Feel free to call the paper anytime and ask where I am!


Be patient. Things will be slow here for a while. Getting this book finished has cured me of ever wanting to write another thing again!


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  1. It was a terrible about the child in GS, breaks my heart. We had so much rain here we should be well out of the drought! A lot of flooding in low areas here so home was the place to be. You have fans, you must continue to write Leslie Anne. I can’t wait for your book to come out. It must be signed with a little note:) Soon I hope……..

  2. That was so sad about the boy. Even a little storm can leave bad news.
    I will send up a prayer for your book. I am sure you are under just a wee bit of stress and that is not good for you.
    It is going to be worth it though. Rooting for you!!!

  3. I was so devastated to learn of that boys death Leslie Anne, it really broke my heart. So thoughtful and kind of you to scratch your article…We were a little uncomfortable watching Cindy rearrange our outdoor furniture, and couldn’t even open the door because the wind was too strong! I do hope this won’t be a storm filled summer…I have been picturing you locked in your office writing away, I’m sure it’s incredibly difficult for a social thing like you! We all can’t wait though, hurrrrrry!!

    1. I was wondering if you stayed at the beach for the storm. If any lesson can be learned from the tragedy, is that it’s not enough to stay out of the water during a storm, stay off the entire beach! Sometimes out of town people don’t understand how strong the storms can be. So sad.

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