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Sunday, March 27, 2016

I Wrote A New Book!

Hello friends,

It's been a long time since I posted, I've been mostly active on Twitter. But I'm feeling an urge to start blogging again so here I am. What have I been up to since we last spoke? A LOT!

My romance novel was published 5 years ago! That fact just blows my mind, and I've published a few other things since then under a pseudonym, but I'm coming back to my origins and wanting to start publishing YA books.

YA is what I love to read and what I love to write as well. In the past few years I've written several YA novels, and now I'm working on starting to get them published. Keep your eyes on this blog and my Twitter for news and updates.

I spent a month in the USA late last year and it was wonderful. I drove from California all the way across to New Orleans. I saw the Grand Canton, Monument Valley, Santa Fe, Texas, Memphis and so many other amazing things. It really was the trip of a life time. I'm aware that a lot of people find travel stories boring so I won't retell them all here, but if you're interested, just shoot me a message and I'd be happy to share some stories.

One funny story that I'll share is when we were at the Grand Canyon.

My friend and I decided that we would do some laundry and walked from our cabin to the laundry facilities in the small town like area. Along the way we walked past a family of deer who were eating from the trees and we stopped to take a few pictures. (Below) They must have had the slowest washing machines ever because by the time our clothes were dry, it was pitch black outside. There were no street lights, so we literally couldn't see two feet in front of us. We tried to use the flashlights on our iPhones, but I have to tell you, they DO NOT WORK very well in real all-encompassing darkness. We ended up stumbling around in the pitch black (my phone battery died) for over an hour, shivering from the cold and starving hungry. We'd lost the path and were walking thought the forest, completely lost. I was starting to think we were actually going to die. Our guide had warned us about bears in the woods and we kept hearing animal noises all around us. We saw a far off light in the distance and ran towards it, arms full of clean laundry. We'd found the cabins - but neither of us could remember our cabin number. We started peering through windows trying to see our belongings. Luckily we found our door and were safely inside, but there was a few minutes I thought we were goners. In hindsight we laugh about it, and I have to admit it was ridiculous. The next day, in the sun light, we saw how close the laundry room actually was to our cabin. Turns out we'd been walking in circles around it all that time.

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