To celebrate the release of our latest book, Dave and I would like to share the forward with you. Enjoy!
By Josie P. Cates
There seems to be a bit of confusion. Family, friends, and complete strangers have asked me several times why this series is titled José Picada, P.I. Yes, there is a character by that name, but he’s not even real. I, Josie, however, am.
Wow, there are a lot of commas in that last sentence. It looks wrong. I guess I’ll just leave that for the editors to sort out.
So back to my rant. If you’ve read the first two books, you know about the mix-up with all the promotional junk that led to me using the José name for my detective business. Well, wouldn’t you know, it happened all over again. The series was supposed to be called Josie P. Cates, P.I. Somewhere along the line, there was another mix-up. It wasn’t caught until right before the first book was going to be released. By that time, the cover was done, all the proofs had been put together, and promotional stuff had already been released. José strikes again.
By now, the damage is done. Everyone considers it “the José series.” Everyone but me, that is. Somewhere between my eyeballs and my brain the letters get changed so that I read the covers as Josie P. Cates, P.I. every time. It looks pretty.
The José Picada Margarita
- 2 oz. reposado tequila
- 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 oz. Ancho Reyes liqueur
- 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz. agave nectar
Shake and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with jalapeño and lime. Salud!