Sweet Tour of Paris is full!

I’m sitting here watching The Amazing Race, and I’m daydreaming of going to Paris in September. The tour is currently fully booked – and I can’t believe the countdown is on to walking the streets of Paris, sipping hot cocoa, finding all the...

Top Traveling Tips for New Travelers

As a solo traveler, I learned a few things that help to make my trips a little easier to manage.   There is nothing I love more than planning a trip! There’s a genuine excitement that fills me, follows me throughout the day and it doesn’t matter that...

So, I’ve been thinking…

In just a little over a month, I’m headed to Amsterdam for my first ever Reader Trip. It’s an all-inclusive 8 day river cruise with Scenic touring the Christmas Markets in from Holland to Switzerland. It’s going to be amazing! My husband and youngest...

I’ve got Christmas Markets on the brain…

One of my favorite trips that I’ve ever taken was to experience the German Christmas Markets a few years ago while writing Abby’s Journey (have you read it yet?). I loved it so much that I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I was only able to visit a...

Can A Writer Take A Vacation?

I did something I haven’t done since I started writing. I went on a week vacation without my laptop. (insert gasp) My husband and I took a week along the California coast to celebrate our 20th anniversary, starting in San Francisco and ending for some fun time...

Why Research For My Novels Can Be Fun

Every story I write is different and requires different types of research. Sometimes it requires hours of text or phone calls with specialists, internet searches, books to read…but sometimes it requires hand-on type fun. By fun, I mean hours spend looking...