During November and December, to celebrate the release of Roped In, I will be on a “Virtual Book Tour” and posting a series of blogs about jump rope. Tour stops are listed on my webpage here. Roped In is a Karen Maxwell mystery (which means a detective novel with humor rather than horror) that delves into the world of competitive jump rope.
Never heard of it? I hadn’t either until about ten years ago when my daughter Meg saw a jump rope team perform during halftime at a college basketball game. She was so excited by their skills and tricks that as soon as she got home, she immediately pulled out a jump rope and tried to jump while bouncing on a ball in the living room. I insisted that she learn how to jump rope without the ball first (and outside rather than in a room full of her grandmother’s antique furniture).
That was the start of our journey into the sport. (more…)