Friday, July 19, 2013

Prairie Dogs, Mountain Majesties & Route 66...oh, my!

We just got back from a family road trip that spanned 11 states in 10 days, took us over 2,700 miles and introduced us to such delights as the tame prairie dogs in the Badlands of South Dakota, the picturesque Garden of the Gods and the thrill of spray-painting grafitti on cars in Amarillo's Cadillac Ranch! Add to that Mt. Rushmore, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Sandias of New Mexico, the awesome kitchy-ness of Catoosa, Oklahoma's Blue Whale and more... and you have a sample of our hot-n-humid, wild-n-wonderful summer vacation ;).

Aside from my hungry prairie dog friend above, here are a few other shots I really liked:

Beautiful Bear Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park. We walked all the way around it and every picture we took seemed prettier than the last.
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
One of the ten cars at the famous Cadillac Ranch...I left a pink note to say I was there!

Oklahoma is home to the National Route 66 Museum -- another fun stop on our journey.

The new novel I have coming out this fall -- The Road to You -- is a coming-of-age romantic mystery that involves a trek down the Route 66 of the late 1970s. So, truly, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to snap some photos on that famous ribbon of highway, and I'll be sharing many more of them in the next few months!! Hope you'll fasten your seatbelts and get ready to go on a road trip with me... ;-)

Have any of you been down Route 66 or visited any of the other places I mentioned above? Are you driving/flying anywhere special this summer? If so, happy travels!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy July!

This has been a wildly busy summer already and we've barely hit July ;). I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to all the readers who picked up a copy of Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match during the recent sale. I was thrilled that it reached #23 in the Amazon Top 100 (see left), #4 on the Barnes & Noble Bestseller List and #1 on their Romance List (see both below). Very exciting for me (I mean, c'mon! I took screen shots!!), and I couldn't be more grateful to all of you. Thank you SO much.

Those of you in the States, do you have any special 4th of July plans? That night, my brother and I are going to a concert together -- the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty are playing together.
I've seen both bands before, and they're terrific. Plus, I love spending time with my Bro. Can't wait!!