Sorry for the delay in getting this online but I just returned from a ten-day family vacation late last night and was too pooped to even turn on the computer.
During my travels (by car) with family, I did realize a few things:
- You can’t listen to romance novels on tape with a 4 yr old in the car.
- Not every stop along the way is going to offer research opportunities. Unless, of course, you’re writing about a fast-food restaurant with bigger-than-life reptiles in their play area.
- You always see something worth writing down when you’re the one driving.
- Social media must be delayed until the grandchildren are asleep. Unfortunately, by then, you’re just too tired to care about promotion.
- Ideas for new plots will attack you from all sides and from the most impractical places. For both #3 above and this observation, keep a tape recorder handy.
- Finally, you definitely don’t get to read as much as you’d planned!
Hopefully everyone will get to enjoy a vacation this summer. If so, remember the sunblock (even for the car), a few good books, the tape recorder or notepad for plot ideas, and lots of patience if you’re traveling with small children!
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Here’s a suggestion for a good book where the characters will be as warm, or possibly warmer, than you:
Publicist Teri Hunter has her hands full promoting Professor Joshua Cain and his new non-fiction book, The Pharaoh’s Mummy. She’s not convinced it’s even possible to turn this absent-minded, modern-day, Indiana Jones into a best-selling author.
Dr. Cain’s PhDs in archaeology and art history have prepared him for almost anything on the lecture circuit and among ancient ruins. He’s just not sure about a book tour…or the sexy publicist sent to monitor his every professional move.
When an odd request falls in their laps while in New Orleans, Josh and Teri find themselves transported to 1920’s Egypt where they must resolve an ancient curse in order to be sent home. Will the dangers facing them hinder their success and threaten their very lives? Or will help from an ancient guardian keep them on-track and safe?
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For those of you destined to stay home, turn on the air conditioning, pour yourself a tall glass of iced tea, put your feet up and read! It’s still a great vacation for the mind!