Note to Joe and Mia fans

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10 thoughts on “Note to Joe and Mia fans

  1. Stake out was wonderful, just like the 27 previous books by Al Rennie. I am a fan for life. Keep them coming, Doc. NB

  2. HI AL, I really want to call you Joe. 😎 Years ago my now husband took me to Clearwater, we stayed at the original Clearwater Beach Hotel, ate lunch and dinner at Cooter’s, our favorite restaurant ever and have loved it ever since. I came across your books, maybe a year ago, have read them all, and I too can’t read them fast enough! Love your style, humor and passion too continue to entertain us! I love the idea of a tv show reflecting your characters, I’d probably record and re-watch them too! Thank you and your family for giving me and sooo many others the pleasure of reading your stories and sharing the lives of Mia, Joe and the entire crew! With Immense appreciation! Meg G.

    • Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to write. It is the notes I receive from my readers that keeps me going sometimes. It is always a good thing to read that what I do has meaning for people. Have a great weekend. Promises will be out around the middle of November. I hope you enjoy that one.
      Best wishes,

  3. I thought I had read all of your books when I finished reading Clearwater Kidnap. I went back through the books I had purchased and discovered that I had not read/purchased Clearwater Hustle. I pitched this book and Jan’s finished it this evening. I’m so glad I did. I had no idea where Amber came from, or how she got to join the family. Now, as they say, I know.

    I’ve worked as a professional educator for 47 years. As a teacher and then principal I’ve seen many students who live in foster care. I work with teachers who themselves are foster parents. I wish all foster children were placed in homes where they receive love. I know Joe and Mia have more money than God. I also know that you have never allowed their money to get in the way of the love they have for all of the kids you’ve woven into their lives. Thank you.

    I look forward to reading your next adventure for these fine people.

    • Thank you very much for taking the time to write and comment. My wife and I were both teachers and for twenty-five years of that time we were also foster parents. Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy the next installment in the lives of Mia and Doc … Take care; be safe

  4. I have read every one of the Clearwater books and love them all. Looking forward to the next one

    • Hey Sandy … Thank you for writing. It is always a good feeling to read that someone is enjoying your books. Take care and be safe.
      Thanks again

  5. I have read all 46 books in the Clearwater series, in 48 days, and have enjoyed them. However I was slightly disappointed in Clearwater Rescue and a couple inconsistencies. Noteably the name of one of the computer geniuses. He was referred to as “Winky” in previous books and “Binky” in this book. Also Amber’s baby never seemed to get out of the infant stage even though she should have been a toddler. This will not prevent me from reading future books if they become available.

    • Thank you for writing to me,Margaret. I apologize if my inconsistencies were offensive to you. I might suggest that Winky to Binky,and back again,might be explained by a slip of Joe’s memory – not mine. I would be fibbing though. And I do agree that Amber’s baby should now be a toddler. I must have been distracted by the other not too nice things that were happening in my life while I was writing that one.
      I will try to do better in the next episode out, Clearwater Blackmail, but there are no guarantees. Perhaps I should wing that episode by you for continuity and detail before I get it formatted and published. I am as impressed by your attention to detail as I am with the fact that you read them all so quickly.
      Thank you for sticking with me and adding that you will continue to read the next episode at least.
      I hope you have a great week, Margaret. And again, thank you for taking the time to write to me.
      Take care and be safe,

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