Nobody likes bad news. There are ways to present bad news but not everyone does it. Some people just blurt it out while others take their time and carefully plan what they are going to say. It’s never easy giving bad news to anyone. I always felt bad for the men and women who had to visit families during the wars to let them know their loved one was gone. It has to be difficult for anyone. There are degrees of bad news. For example, many of the groceries in Texas have various shortages as the food is being sent to the Houston area. The other day my daughter was in the store when a woman was loudly complaining about items missing from the shelves. She was about to speak when another woman about the same age as the first woman said, “Stop your complaining. You can go without that item. Think of the people who were harmed by Harvey and they simply want to eat food.” The woman stomped off. She was what many people might refer to as ‘bad news.’ Her attitude was appalling. When we were in school we always dreaded our report cards. If we had one bad grade, we worried that we might fail or receive a grade so low that our parents would be angry and dole out a punishment. As we dreaded the bad news, we were often pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t nearly as terrible as we thought it might be. In the Good Gus series, bad news traveled fast. Yet, Sheriff Gus always managed to find a way around a problem and make sure there was always a happy evening. Now that it’s fall and the weather is changing, I hope you will consider looking online at Kindle and choosing a book for your bedtime reading for your child. This is also true if you are looking for a different type of reading as an adult. You can easily find “Misplaced Trust” on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.