Writing Retreat!

I was honored to be the only Author Accelerator coach invited to their first ever in-person retreat for writers. Jennie Nash (founder and Chief Creative Officer), Laura Franzini (VP, Business Development) and I helped a group of twenty writers hone their craft. Four days of writerly talk was heavenly to me.

 

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A Trip Out West

May is already a hot month where we live in Florida, so Hubby and I loved being in the cooler weather of southern Utah. We stayed in a small AirBnB cabin that was on a horse farm and visited Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, shown here. I am so grateful our country protects these beautiful landscapes.

Even Sedona, AZ, which is normally hot in May, was unseasonably cool. We loved it!

Bryce Canyon

Book Nerds for the Win

I love supporting other writers and independent bookstores by attending author signings in their shops.  Here I am with authors Lauren K. Denton and Jolina Petersheim at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA.  I can’t wait to read these two new releases that I bought while I was there!

Lauren K. Denton and Jolina Petersheim at Foxtale

Wide Open Spaces

As a nature-loving introvert, I’d always wanted to go to Montana and Wyoming.  Where else can you get wide open (and quiet!) spaces, few people and mountains?  So, for our thirty-year anniversary trip, my husband and I took off for Big Sky Country.  My favorite part of the trip:  Glacier National Park.  It is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.

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Two Loves. One Difficult Decision.

This book’s first line sets up the premise:

I am finishing up dinner with my family and my fiance’ when my husband calls.  

Once Emma’s husband–who’d been presumed dead for years–reappears, she has to decide between her husband and her fiance.’  One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid gave me the same physical heartache as if these events were happening to me.  This book brought forth so many memories from my first high school love.

The Seven Husband’s of Evelyn Hugo, also by this author, was one of my favorite books of 2017.  I suspect she’ll make that list again in 2018.  I highly recommend this book.

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