I heard from Gwen Madden today. She’s read her copy of Death on a Dig and said, “I like it.” That’s it. She liked it.
You might think that she’ld have a stronger opinion about a book that’s all about her adventures, but I’m not really surprised. I’ve known her for years and she rarely shows her enthusiasm.
And before I go any further, she says the street scene on the header isn’t really like the zocalo in Death on a Dig. She sent me a few pictures which I’ll share. Here’s a street scene she took in El Matorral.
Gwen said she loved roaming the back streets of every Mexican town she visited. They were almost always beautiful and peaceful.
I asked about her daughters (thank god she’s got over explaining to people that they’re actually her step-daughters. I never understood why she did that). They’re doing well and she’s surprised they’re so much more supportive of what she’s doing now than when she first told them.
I think that happens to a lot of young adults when it suddenly hits them that if their parents don’t find someone to share their lives with, their children will have to pick up the slack.
I didn’t say so, of course. Instead, I asked her to tell me exactly what she is doing now, but she got secretive. She promised to let me know if it turned into anything I could write about, so keep tuned.
In the meantime, here are a couple more of the photos she took when she was in Mexico.